Author Archives: Eric Winger

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!

New Day’s Eve

“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” — Michael Josephson Is a new year really that much better than a new day? For all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the new … Continue reading

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Generos_ty

“Improvement begins with I.” — Arnold Glasow I wonder sometimes if my generosity stops at the end of my pen. When the ink hits the check and a little bit of money flows out of my account into the hands of a … Continue reading

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Feeling Generous

When I am greedy, I feel poor. When I am generous, I feel rich. When I am greedy, I am poor. When I am generous, I am rich. But I repeat myself.

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Imagine Something Better

“Trapped by reality, freed by imagination.” — Nicolas Manetta Tragedy can consume us; tragedy can overwhelm us; and tragedy can become us. But there are those among us who, when faced with tragedy, overcome it – using a little imagination. … Continue reading

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One Language

“Although we all speak many languages, we are here together tonight speaking only one language.” — paraphrased from Elvera, a PAX exchange student from Kyrgyzstan Thirteen languages were spoken tonight. Each speaker came to the microphone not only to introduce … Continue reading

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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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