Happy President’s Day!

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I’ve loved learning about the life and history of President Abraham Lincoln. We celebrate President’s Day today and President Lincoln was by far my favorite President.  Did you know that he hated being called Abe? Did you know he didn’t have a middle name? Did you know that he is the first President with a beard? […]

The Worth of Souls

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Years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a training program of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. These habits were the brainchild of Dr. Stephen R. Covey and his book by the same title, which sold over 15 million copies! One of the 7 Habits is “Synergize”. This concept values the ideas and […]

Are You Improving with Age?

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We all know that wine improves with age, but how are you dealing with the aging process?  I’ve learned a few lessons over the years that I hope will be of use to you- These include: As a young boy, I grew up in a small farming community and when I waved to people I […]

Thankful? Tis the Season To Be

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As we begin the New Year season many of us reflect on life and what we are thankful for. What are you thankful for? What are most Americans thankful for? An article by Kate Scanlon reviews a new study of Facebook posts that offers some insight: Facebook Data Science sought to learn what Americans are thankful […]

First Get Facts – Then Speak

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s work.  His best-selling book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People put him on the map.  One of the 7 habits is “Seek first to understand before being understood.” I love that habit as so often we don’t get the facts before passing […]

“The Eternal Optimist” | Winston Churchill

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This past spring I had the opportunity to spend some time in the Winston Churchill War Rooms in London, England. It was a fascinating tour of the underground facility where Churchill and his War Command made strategic decisions to protect Great Britain during World War II.  They actually lived, ate and slept in this underground […]

Work Worth Doing

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One of my hero’s was Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He was such a visionary! He saw the need to establish National Parks like Yellowstone and others. I have always been inspired by this spoken word piece on “Work Worth Doing” about him. I hope you find it inspiring as well! “Work is what people do-and not […]


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