Category Archives: In the community

Time spent for people or organizations beyond the neighborhood.

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 Postcards All Have The Same Shape

“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. ” — Robert Fulghum One … Continue reading

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Run Over By A Millennial

“Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth.  But we seem to have no other.” — Ivy Compton-Burnett I took a run at lunch today. Before I got back to the office, A Millennial fellow runner spit … Continue reading

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The Next Part

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” — William Shakespeare Every moment is like an audition for the … Continue reading

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The Shelter Of Humanity

“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” — Irish proverb We take shelter for granted. I suspect most of us will lay down our heads tonight without a second thought to the roof above us. But … Continue reading

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