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10,000 days

After a bliss-filled reflective Father’s Day a couple months ago, I decided to take stock of my life and worked out that I have about 10,000 good working days left. Obviously, it’s an arbitrary number and not a hard science. I have no plans on ever retiring, nor dying for that matter. Who knows what [...]

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Do what other’s won’t

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that thing you do

via Chase Jarvis Your thoughts?

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Education that matters

I just saw this short documentary “Children Full of Life”, about a teacher, Toshiro Kanamori, and his fourth-grade class northwest of Tokyo. My wife is a teacher and I have massive respect for educators who are doing their job, but I have always found something stifling within our education system in the west. Volumes can [...]

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The edge of glory

Confession: There’s a Lady Gaga song I haven’t been able to get out of my head lately. I read about the song first before hearing it. Mother Monster apparently shared that it was inspired by the death of grandfather and was about looking back at one’s life in the final moments – on the edge [...]

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9/11 – Mothers who found forgiveness

“Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez’ son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi’s son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come [...]

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Celebrating murder

So Osama Bin Ladin is dead. But should we really celebrate murder? (ht: sam radford) I think all forms of evil ought to be stopped, but does this really end the cycle of violence?

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Hiatus

Ever been on a hiatus? You’re consistently working towards something that really matters, and then the pause button gets hit. It usually starts with a really great reason. A legitimate interruption, a well-deserved break, whatever it was, it caused a momentary break in your creative flow. Then another day slips by. Then another. Some weeks [...]

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