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A Moving Encounter: Parkinson’s, Procrastination and Dance

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Parked outside her house, I sat slumped over the steering wheel. “What am I afraid of?” I asked myself. A lump in my throat made it hard to swallow. Hand over heart, I exhaled. Not being enough was the answer. My year had already been filled with so much loss. Did I have it in […]

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What If

What If

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What if we see one another instead of label What if we listen instead of get annoyed What if we communicate instead of complain What if we wait instead of rush What if we share instead of take What if

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Pictures of killed people donated by survivors are installed on a wall inside the Gisozi memorial in Kigali April 5, 2004 which depicts the country's 1994 genocide in which 800,000 Tutsi and politically moderate Hutus died. Rwandans hungry for justice demanded tougher efforts to track down and punish killers who carried out the 1994 genocide, saying there could be no reconciliation while suspects were still at large.     REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Rwandan Genocide Remembered – 22 Years Later

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The following post is from something I wrote in 2012. Though dated, it’s still apropo for reflection today. Eighteen years ago this month, the Hutu genocide against the Tutsis began in Rwanda. In just 3 months nearly 1 million elders, adults, children and infants were brutally slaughtered. Earlier this month leaders gathered at the United […]

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Cake

A Story About Perseverance

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My story starts a bit over two years ago when I reinserted/forced myself (with the support of a dear friend) into my dad’s life. After several decades of failed attempts and disappointing encounters, I had almost given up. This time would be different. After showing up at his doorstep, he let me in. We visited […]

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The Opposite of Going Postal

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A most amazing thing happened at the post office the other day. I was standing in line to mail Christmas packages – a line that weaved through the main office, out the door and around the front of the building – when I heard a young couple arguing about a conversation the man was having on […]

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Tom Spriggs

The Power of Patience

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When I was 7 years old I made a trip to England to meet my grandparents on my fathers side for the first time. It was a special trip for many reasons, including meeting my friend Tom Spriggs. Tom was a trusted neighbor and friend of my grandparents. He and his wife were the first […]

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Faith

What is Faith?

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i awoke scared today of thoughts and what-if’s. that list of things that keeps us lonely even amongst friends.   i pondered faith today, wondering where and how it begins, each time in life in each of us in me.   it’s been said that faith begins where philosophy ends. if this is true, then […]

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Time is (not) Money

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The meaning of un-extraordinary might be a breakfast sandwich that fills a hole in your stomach and costs $5 at a place more commonly known for its customizable “coffee.” This breakfast sandwich looked delicious, with a thick slice of Canadian bacon, scrambled egg and a layer of graded cheddar cheese between two slices of fresh baked […]

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Dialogue

A Certain Kind of Dialogue

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At 28 I happened upon the late physicist and author, David Bohm while conducting research for my Master’s thesis. Bohm wrote a ground breaking book called, Wholeness and the Implicate Order in which he introduced his interpretation of Quantum Physics. His writing about the nature of life at the sub-atomic level was lyrical but concrete, […]

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Precision

Leaders “Never” Do This. Really?

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About a year ago I read a post on LinkedIn about Leadership that included a list of what makes a good leader. The author was a CEO of a big company. The list struck me as so black and white that at first I thought it was a joke then I realized that it was […]

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