• Eric, A Success Story

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    This morning, I met my regular running buddy Kurt for our semi-weekly trot of torture around the Academy Loop.  It’s not always a trot of torture, but this morning, it was especially , ummm, “invigorating” because the thermometer read 27 degrees at the house when I left it at 5:50.  Bundled up, I met...

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    Suze Orman, Unplugged

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    I just witnessed a disillusioning exchange on Twitter this evening between financial expert Suze Orman and a number of bloggers who questioned her about the benefits of her new prepaid debit card program.  I’ve been a fan of Suze’s for some time, but her (or her PR rep’s) responses on Twitter to her inquirers...

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    Reflections on 2011: Favorite Reads

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    Yeah, I know- 2011 is over.  I just didn’t get a chance to write these down at the end of the year.  Still, I read a few books last year that really stood out to me, and I wanted to share them.  In no particular order… Abraham, by Bruce Feiler (History/Religion) Not only does...

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    Sustained

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    It’s Monday morning, and I am struggling again this morning after a night of fitful sleep, which was accompanied by a developing cold. The weekend was good up front, but again, church was another source of pain as I saw in the bulletin the class I was teaching with her is reoffered this month-...

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    Looking For It

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    My buddy Ben, mustache man and runner extraordinaire, gave me a copy of Kevin Hall’s book Aspire for Christmas.  The book has been a good read so far.  I didn’t know anything about Kevin Hall or the book before he sent it to me,  but the title caption was inviting enough: “Discovering your purpose...

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    Gratitude and Grace

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    “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~ Cicero Tonight I met my friend Jenise for dinner, and we took some time to catch up about life over Christmas break.  After sharing about how the week blew by, and talking about what we each did, we turned to talk...

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    Resolutions, with Reservations

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    New year, new resolutions. What do you change? What do you let go of? What do you set out after? What do you change in yourself? Overall, last year was a really great year. But this year is this year- the one to look at and to think about. I am not super stoked...

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