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July 25 , 2017 /

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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March 10 , 2017 /

CAREER AND LIFE TRANSITIONS

Two colleagues mentioned very recently that they were in a transition mode and my response to each was that we are often, almost always, in some form of transition and the big ones are much more challenging. One person is retiring from a distinguished career as an educator, a leader and change agent in public,

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January 9 , 2017 /

MIGRATION FOR US & FOR THEM

We left the U.S. in early November, headed south across the border to a warmer climate in Mexico, returning to one of our favorite places on the Pacific Coast north of Puerto Vallarta.   We traveled in our RV and camped at La Parota in the village of Lo de Marcos, in the state of Nayarit,

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November 25 , 2016 /

QUESTIONS FOR THANKSGIVING

The U.S. national holiday of Thanksgiving originated with the historical declarations of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington issued his on October 3, 1789 and Lincoln during the Civil War which was made into law by Congress in 1941. Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a

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October 20 , 2016 /

A BLOG IN TRANSITION

My blogging experience covers the past 5 years with approximately 250 posts. Those posts are mostly professional around topics having to do with education, leadership and change. Some have been more personal reflections of what was happening at the moment or with my work or other projects. I have written essays, articles and speeches and

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October 19 , 2016 /

Brief Experience in Customer Disservice

Around 2 PM on October 17, 2016, I pulled a five-pound bag of organic carrots from the vegetable bin in the refrigerator and prepared to make one of my favorite, refreshing drinks, a mixture of carrot and apple juice, about 8 carrots and 1 apple. We have a great juicer, an Omega No. 4000 and

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