August 1 , 2017 /
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EMBRACING LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES

 By Kelly Kass, Guest Author from New York City, a writer and communications consultant. To learn more about Kelly visit www.kellykasseditorial.com, https://www.facebook.com/KellyKassEditorial or follow her on Twitter at @KelKass.  PHOTO also by Kelly “Under A Milwaukee Bridge” A recent trending topic on Twitter had hashtaggers posting their thoughts on what makes life more beautiful. This

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July 25 , 2017 /
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PLAN CHANGE PLAN

This thought or feeling can come to you, whether waking up one day, or at the end of yet another day. It is the uncomfortable moment when you think or feel that life as you know it sucks. What then are you willing to believe and to do to change that? Or do you think

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July 20 , 2017 /
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REAL EDUCATION: Finding Joy in Excellence

Guest author, 96 year-old Dr. John A. Blaschke, shares his early learning experiences that have stayed with him throughout his life and his distinguished career.  In his own words: “WWII Naval Aviator where I learned discipline of self and the discipline of a greater cause. Graduate of Univ. Oklahoma College of Medicine 1950 made possible

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July 6 , 2017 /
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WATCHING WIMBLEDON

The oldest tennis tournament in the world has a storied history and you can read about it if that’s your interest. It started in 1877 as a kind of garden party event and has grown into one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, the others being the French, Australian and US Open tournaments. All are

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June 29 , 2017 /
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A JOURNAL JOURNEY

GUEST AUTHOR: Dr. John A Blaschke – 96 year old, semi-retired physician “WWII Naval Aviator where I learned discipline of self and the discipline of a greater cause. Graduate of Univ. Oklahoma College of Medicine 1950 made possible by GI Bill. No nation ever rewarded its military veterans as the USA did after the war.

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June 25 , 2017 /
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LESS <> MORE: 15 examples

No introduction.  What’s your thought about Less is More?  Here’s the list: Less Work        <>     More time Less stuff         <>     More space Less expense   <>    More resources Less wind         <>    More calm Less stress       <>    More health Less worry        <>    More happy Less confusion <>    More clarity Less weight     

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June 23 , 2017 /
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Passing 80: Conversation with Self

That’s how fast you drive on the Interstates in the West? Yes, but that’s not what I’m thinking about and I promise to keep it brief. OK, go. You celebrate your 80th birthday tomorrow and start your 81st year. What do you think about that? What do you make of that? I feel enormous gratitude

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June 20 , 2017 /
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SOLSTICE 2017

Tomorrow, June 21, marks the annual event known as solstice, summer in the northern hemisphere, winter in the southern hemisphere. Literally, it’s the moment when the “sun stands still” before it starts back in the other direction and for those of us in the north, it is the “longest” day, meaning the most amount of

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June 8 , 2017 /
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INFLECTION IN TRANSITION

I received the following note from a long-time friend and colleague recently and I have his permission to use it as a springboard to my response. “In questioning my most purposeful activity at this point in life, I am considering not continuing in service for others…but rather look at all the expectations and all the

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