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Time to Get Quacking

Time to Get Quacking

My oldest brother, Mark, majored in music composition and subsequently spent his professional life in the music industry. I don’t know if his exact title was music arranger, but that was how I thought of him.  He arranged music … more specifically he arranged musical...

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Unleashing the One Essential Thing

Unleashing the One Essential Thing

It was a tense scene in the courtroom of A Few Good Men. Tom Cruise was verbally unleashing on Jack Nicholson. And then came Nicholson’s famous line from the movie – “You can’t handle the truth.” There is no doubt that truth can be hard. Inconvenient. Eye-opening. And...

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Limited by Likeness

Limited by Likeness

Recently, I met an individual who was sharing his excitement of a new discussion group he had joined. I was inspired by his genuine enthusiasm. Yet, one of his terms of endearment for the group stirred my thinking: We are all like-minded. On the surface, it felt...

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Driven to Awareness

Driven to Awareness

I’m sure a case could be made that, through more intentional observation, every activity – interaction, conversation, and decision – is an opportunity for greater awareness. Yet, some activities are surely more telling than others. Driving habits is indeed a telling...

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Doorways

Doorways

Metaphors can often help us see when we can’t find the exact words to say. When it comes to integrity and more precisely core values, I have come to find increasing value in the gift of metaphors as I try to share the insight and wisdom I gleam from others who are...

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Best Intentions

Best Intentions

In the not so distant past, phones were solely an audio tool. Today, not so much … as they’ve evolved into much more of a visual device. And when used in the right place, at the right time for the right reason … they can be a valuable asset. Yet, that same phone can...

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From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

Recently, my wife and I were looking out of different kitchen windows to our backyard. She was repeatedly trying to point-out a baby bunny in the grass which I was failing to see. She finally said, “Come over here … you can’t see it from where you’re standing because...

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Bird Watch

Bird Watch

It’s not unusual, when meeting a new acquaintance who is discovering that I speak professionally, for them to respond, “you must fly a lot.” I simply smile and answer, yes. Yet, technically, I don’t fly at all … I ride a lot. Birds fly. I don’t. I just wish I could....

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