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Everything changed

December 7, 1972 everything about living on planet Earth changed.  On that day 48 years ago, astronauts aboard Apollo 17 took an image that has become one of the most reproduced images in human history.  Known as The Blue Marble this image, for the first time in human history reminded us of two things.  The …

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That’s just the way it is

If you want to stop dead in your tracks in your happiness, say the words “That’s just the way it is.”  Saying these words (and as we know, words have power) means you are not willing to even consider that things could be different. My belief is that real change will not take place in …

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Finding Your Own Level

Well, just like about a billion of my closest friends I just finished watching the Super Bowl.  Team favorites aside, the lesson on display during the last half of the game was one to remember.  Down by over 20 points, history against them, odds against them, statistics against them, the Patriots never the less tied the …

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Ritual and Pageantry

For many years I was the guy who scoffed at ritual. I had no use for those practices which required participants to dress a certain way or assemble in a certain manner.  Fortunately I have lived long enough to outgrow this resistance.  What about you? Through my travels I have witnessed the power which comes from …

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Cooperation

For the past three days my Lady and I have been in Delhi, India.  As you might expect there is so much to see, so much to do and a veritable avalanche of input in this ancient city.  One thing we have had to deal with is coming to terms with this totally different environment.  Poverty, …

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