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December 17 , 2017 /
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CELEBRATING LIGHT

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 8:28 AM Pacific Time (for me) the sun reaches its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. Actually it has more to do with the tilt of the earth on its axis and its elliptical orbit but we will

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December 10 , 2017 /
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EAGERSHIP – Eagerness to Lead

EAGERSHIP – the ability, appetite and desire to lead…..eager leadership Ten characteristics of the eager leader: Earned respect, trust and confidence from others Integrity, honesty, transparency Professional behavior and appearance Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written Knowledge based on experience, research, hard work Capacity to make difficult decisions and make them stick Skill in

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November 30 , 2017 /
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TEN of LIFE’S ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

This post was inspired by a 5th grade boy who, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, had the courage to say that he wanted to be himself.  And that’s how he dressed for going to school on the day students were asked to appear as the adults they wanted to

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November 21 , 2017 /
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BAM – BIG AUDACIOUS MOVE

During a five-week road trip through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California (end of August thru September) we stopped to visit a son for several days at his new lake house in northern California. The weather was perfect, the 3-story house poised on the lakefront with a terrific view

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November 12 , 2017 /
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LEARNING THAT MATTERS

Guest author, Dr, Pamela R Moran, is superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools serving in that role since 2006.  Pam is a leading educator, a visionary leader and takes pride in the work of her teachers and students.  She oversees a division with an annual operating budget of $180.5 million; a self-sustaining budget of $19.2

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October 26 , 2017 /
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TEN LIFE TRANSITIONS

Every one of us goes through and, in fact, we are going through various life transitions, much of the time, one way or another. Living is organic & dynamic, seldom static or unchanging. What we see frequently are people not preparing for whatever might be next and there is one compelling reason. It is not

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October 15 , 2017 /
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FIVE STAGES OF WORK TRANSITIONS

We often engage in a variety of work over a lifetime because of who we are and what appeals to us. I seldom took a job just to be employed. My jobs were choices from a myriad of opportunities, thus I could say yes to work that was more about who I am than my

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October 6 , 2017 /
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Letter to Young Mother About Her Son

I had a phone call yesterday from a young mother whom I know fairly well expressing concern about her 5th grade son.  I also know the son and have had occasions to relate to him, to observe him in different situations so I am not without some hard data. Fifth grade boys are an anomaly

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October 3 , 2017 /
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ROAD TRIP

We travel frequently and have for the past 20 years. Several trips have been to other countries and Mexico has often been a favorite winter destination. We have also enjoyed many trips in the U.S. and here are a few of our criteria for those interested. We like to go to some popular places, tourist

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