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Bloody Elbows, Steep Cliffs, & Passing the Test

  “Will you succeed?  Yes!  You will indeed!  98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed. Kid, you’ll move mountains.” – Dr Seuss I looked out over the valley. Nothing but mountains stretched out to the horizon. I reached for the tree branch. … Continue reading

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The First 10 Minutes

 “Each morning we are born again.  What we do today, is what matters most.” – Buddha There is something special about the stillness and potential of a new day. Get your morning right, the rest of the day follows. I … Continue reading

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3 Words for 2016

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin The past few years I have chosen 3 words to help guide my choices in the coming … Continue reading

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The Grind

“It is often the small victories that define the big moments.” – Chris Burkmenn My 4 day oxycontin experiment was over. I was a week out of ACL surgery. My surgeon cleared me to drive. After a few attempts, I … Continue reading

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Class Trip

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett  No force on earth is as loud as a bus … Continue reading

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Winners Know When to Quit

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away. And know when to run.” – Kenny Rodgers I’ve learned what you don’t do is as important as what you do. The more things I quit, … Continue reading

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Flow Like Water

“Running water never grows stale.  You just have to “keep flowing”. – Bruce Lee This week I learned a valuable lesson. Flowing water does not freeze. We lost our water for the better part of 3 days. A pipe hidden … Continue reading

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