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I once read a quote from Steven King where he said “I can’t wait to sit down at my typewriter each day, so I can find out what happens.” I love that—that’s what makes the creative process so interesting. I’ve been working for the … more
A few months before my father’s death from cancer, our family gathered in the living room with my dad to talk about the future. By family, I mean my mother and my siblings and, of course, my father’s favorite cat, Sissy. It was a difficult … more
Enticing accomplished superstars from other companies/industries to jump ship and join your company is thought to be a quick recipe for success. Unfortunately, studies by Harvard Business Review show the fallacy in this thinking. What often happens … more
I need a routine. Not the work-play-eat-sleep-repeat kind of routine, but something more precise, more – dare I say it? — structured. What I really need is a plan of when and in what order things happen. I’m not talking your basic to-do … more
Earlier this year in June, guest columnist Nick Boehm, a member of the staff at Community Reach Center, had a most interesting topic connecting mood and emotion with the peacefulness of the outdoors. As Boehm suggested in his writing, “there are … more
We tend to focus on the relationships with the people closest to us: our spouse or intimate partner, our friends, children, parents, extended family, friends and co-workers. We ask ourselves how these relationships are going and what we need to … more
We’re at the halfway mark of 2016, and it has already proven to be one of the most surprising years for music in recent memory. In the first six months we’ve heard long-awaited releases from Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna and David Bowie, and been surprised by offerings from Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar. Musicians like The 1975, Ariana Grande and M83 all finally emerged from the studio with different takes on the pop landscape. more
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all have a narrator for our lives? A sort of off-camera, play-by-play narration of life. And, no—no color commentary is necessary. When I’m out on the golf course, I sometimes imagine the voice of Ken … more
I was tooling around the house the other day, taking a moment to enjoy a cup of chai, when I flipped on the Telly (as the Brits might say), and found “Dances With Wolves.” I wasn’t looking for a 3-hour epic, multiple-Oscar winner to kill time … more
Teachers hope families will do a little math, reading and writing with their children this summer. When children master math facts they become so much faster at mental math and doing word problems. Daily summer practice for 10 minutes will help … more
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