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A Checkmark Is Not A Commitment

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” — P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest Every year about this time, parent-teacher organizations around the world send out volunteer request forms. Those are the forms listing all the opportunities to … Continue reading

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Double Duty

I volunteered to help setup for a band contest at Whitford Middle School. I watched as the band director ran through her list, sending volunteers out to do various tasks. Then, when everyone was busy, she jumped into the fray … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 325 – It Does Not Happen Without You

“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who make excuses and those who get results. An excuse person will find any excuse for why a job was not done, and a results person will find any reason … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 285 – Do Something Wonderful

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” — Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 We did something wonderful tonight. We were telemarketers. My … Continue reading

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