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A fellow worker shows how to be a true guardian of important things

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

A fellow worker shows how to be a true guardian of important things

A friend of ours had accepted a different role in our company. It was a bittersweet announcement, to be sure. We were all glad to have her use her specialized skills more effectively, but we weren’t glad to...

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There is power in surrounding ourselves with great people

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

There is power in surrounding ourselves with great people

“This is still the land where dreams come true,” Alfredo said as we ate a celebration dinner together with our wives. As it turned out, Alfredo showed me that we have a lot more to celebrate than...

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How will you and I make our own lives a little tastier?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

How will you and I make our own lives a little tastier?

There are some people, you know the type, who accomplish so much it boggles my mind. My friend Robert Crooks calls them the “beautiful people.” Then he immediately says, “That’s not me! I don’t know how they...

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Despite a fall, a dear friend reveals the power of inner determination

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Despite a fall, a dear friend reveals the power of inner determination

I could hear and feel the linoleum tile floor squeak underneath my crocs up to the moment the sound became insignificant. It wasn’t that the sound dissipated. My attention was highjacked by a miraculous sight. Carol Grimm was...

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Get out of our comfort zones and good things will happen

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Get out of our comfort zones and good things will happen

As a teenager, Ed Zschau spent hours training to figure skate — at 5:30 a.m. and in the evening, too — then he did his homework. He told me it wasn’t because he was a skating phenom;...

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Problems with impossible angles can change with a new view

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Problems with impossible angles can change with a new view

It was a morning made for climbing up the Stansbury Mountains with the sun. The sky was a bright blue. Overnight rain had cooled the air, as well as arrested the endless dust normally thrown up from...

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A little boy teaches that wonder, beauty can transform the mundane

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

A little boy teaches that wonder, beauty can transform the mundane

I didn’t need to look at a clock to know what time it was.  I turned the corner into my driveway. The first sprinkler water zone was active. Water was flying everywhere to my left as I wound...

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I can see how I’m different from others in many ways

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

I can see how I’m different from others in many ways

As soon as I walked into the room, I saw my friend Jeff Brock navigate toward me through the crowd. He extended his hand and smiled a warm greeting. I followed him to a table where his...

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Two men folding our flag restore my faith in the Land of the Free

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Two men folding our flag restore my faith in the Land of the Free

The days just before Independence Day can sometimes be frenetic. This was one of those days! I was racing up town New York City in a shared car. My mind was also racing, filled with worry, hoping...

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A well-lived life begins by not letting others define who you are

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

A well-lived life begins by not letting others define who you are

“Life doesn’t need to be like a cul-de-sac,” I said to myself as I sat in the yard of a Stansbury Park home on a cul-de-sac. I was there as a guest of my friends Jack and...

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