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One of my favorite things to do each week is attending some community social functions. Just a coffee hour where members of the community will take turns volunteering each week to provide the refreshments and snacks for others who come out to join … more
This isn’t going to be one of the funny ones. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “On average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.” October is National … more
AND…. Go Rockies! Yes, your Colorado Rockies are going to the postseason in 2017! Of course, by the time you read this, it is entirely possible that they will be out of the postseason already, but we’re going to ignore that for just a … more
Malcolm Gladwell wrote in his seminal work on the decision-making process “Blink” about a marriage therapist named John Gottman who can, remarkably, predict with 91 percent accuracy a marriage’s chance of ending in a divorce after observing a … more
I have long been an advocate of calculated risks, of daring greatly, and, in the words of John Maxwell, failing forward. Especially for young people, and people who are not responsible for others, sometimes the very best teacher is trying something … more
Jennifer and I just flew back from Detroit, and, boy, are our arms tired. Michigan is my homeland, specifically Ann Arbor, and I thought that she should have at least one encounter with a University of Michigan home game in her lifetime. If … more
Typically the first person we greet each morning is ourselves. Whether we are washing up, brushing our teeth, shaving, putting on some makeup or combing or brushing our hair, our first interaction is looking straight into our own eyes. We may be … more
I wanted to be surprised, and I was. You may have read before about my Romanian grandparents, who left a troubled Europe in search of a better life. They settled in Chicago, where my mother was born in 1918. My father’s parents had been here … more
Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It … more
As big brothers and sisters return from school and talk about what they are learning, autumn is a perfect time for younger children to learn to spell their name and share what they are learning, too. There are some fun activities to help remember … more
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