Monthly Archives: September 2013

Congress

“con-gress [n. kong-gris; v. kuhn-gres, kuhng-] noun :  the act or action of coming together and meeting” As I watch our beloved Congress stalemate itself again and bring the American government along with it, I’m reminded of another type of congress – a congress … Continue reading

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Fill ‘Er Up

“Talent is like a receptacle. Some are born with a shot glass and some are born with a keg.” — David Hattner, Portland Youth Philharmonic Music Director speaking last night Even if talent could be measured in alcoholic beverage containers, … Continue reading

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There’s Still A Ripple

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa The next time life throws you a curve, it’s ok to feel bad. But try not to sit there. Find a way to do something positive. Even … Continue reading

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Tinted Lenses

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” — Merry Browne Every day I get up and put on my tinted lenses. Mind you, they’re not real lenses, but they affect my vision as much as any pair … Continue reading

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The Making Of A Memory

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou Jake French is an inspiration. Several years ago through a freak accident, life threw him … Continue reading

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One More Cup

“Do not take anything for granted — not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed.” — Terri Guillemets   Closing up an early morning breakfast meeting, and after goodbyes … Continue reading

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The Gift Of The Present

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson Maybe there’s a reason that the words “presence” and “presents” rhyme. Being present is a gift, like the presence of a parent in a child’s life. There’s only … Continue reading

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