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A Piece of Butterscotch

A few years back, I saw a news story about the power of music.  Many people, who are in the midst of dementia and senility, were typically unresponsive to normal stimulation.  People would try to communicate with them, asking how they were doing, or what they needed, but didn’t’ receive coherent responses.  Communication with people…… Continue reading A Piece of Butterscotch

Coaching and Managing · Inspiration · Leadership · legacy · Living

Reach Your Goals and Plan Accordingly

One great method for gauging success is whether or not an individual has set and achieved goals.  Goals can be personal, professional, or some combination of each.  In an interview, prospective employers will want to see your accomplishments.  What did you achieve in past positions?  What is common for those who are successful is that…… Continue reading Reach Your Goals and Plan Accordingly

Character · Ethics · Inspiration · Leadership · legacy · Living · Uncategorized

What Do You See in the Mirror?

One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection.  The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts.  Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?

Inspiration · Leadership · legacy · Living · Politics

The Wisdom of Building, The Foolishness of Destroying

With most things, tearing down and destroying is much easier than building and creating.  An engineer or architect may spend months designing and drawing up plane, workers may spend more time building and constructing.  Building something worthwhile takes time and effort.  Any fool can come in with a wrecking ball and tear it down in…… Continue reading The Wisdom of Building, The Foolishness of Destroying

Astronomy & Science · Gratitude · Inspiration · Living

Gratitude Journal Day 11, The Hubble Space Telescope

I love astronomy and always take the time to really look at many of the photos that capture the beauty of the cosmos.  To look up into the night sky and glimpse the light of the stars.  We look into the past, seeing the light reaching us after traveling for many years.  Take a peek…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 11, The Hubble Space Telescope

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Gratitude Journal Day 6: Our Beautiful Blue Orb

Planets can be stunning and beautiful, just look at some of the released photos from various NASA probes.  The patterns of Jupiter, or the symmetrical rings of Saturn showcase the beauty of the cosmos.  The clouds of Neptune are interesting, and who doesn’t love the Red Planet itself.  The best of all, though, is the…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 6: Our Beautiful Blue Orb