“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is growth. If we do not invest in our personal and spiritual growth, it is the same as dying. Before we seek growth in others, we need to commit to it in ourselves.

Writing Without Creativity
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Writing Without Creativity

I haven’t written anything in a while, the “muse” just hasn’t been there.  I recognize that is exactly the wrong way to write consistently.    Best practice is to sit down with a pen and paper every day, the muse be damned!  But for me, this endeavor is not a passion, or a livelihood, or really even a hobby right now.  It is an experiment.

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Lessons in Life from Warren Buffett
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Lessons in Life from Warren Buffett

“I don’t work to collect money.” — Warren Buffett

If anyone should have a skewed perspective on money, it would be Warren Buffett. At the time of this writing, he is worth over 81 billion dollars. Yet he still lives in the first house he ever bought in 1958 for $31,500. He eschews a personal cook and fine dining for a daily breakfast from a McDonalds’ drive-thru and lunches that typically revolve around burgers and cherry Cokes.

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Overdue Apologies
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Overdue Apologies

I had an old high school classmate reach out to me the other week.  Seems she had seen this post and wanted to apologize if there was ever a time when she might have ignored me.   While I was surprised and greatly appreciated the gesture, I assured her I could not recall such an instance.  But I also told her, even if I had, no apology would have been necessary.

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Me Too
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Me Too

I’ve noticed a lot of social media postings today with the two simple words: “me too”.  This hashtag has been posted by individuals who have been sexually harassed or assaulted at some point in their lives.  This really hit home for me when personal friends posted the same two words.  (more…)

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