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Staying Present (Despite the Past)

Staying Present (Despite the Past)

I’m 10,000 feet in the air in a cramped plane, heading to Portland for work. I need to prep for an upcoming meeting, but my daughter Ivy dominates my thoughts. She’s eight. For the first 3 years of life, her nickname was the Night Fury. She earned that name for the...
My Mission to Mars

My Mission to Mars

Elon Musk, has a mission to go to Mars. And yesterday, he sent the most powerful rocket ever into space. Elon has a stated goal of sending the first cargo mission to Mars by 2022. Yesterday’s launch proves they are one step closer to that goal. We all have our own...
A place called “Born to Succeed”

A place called “Born to Succeed”

Yesterday, I wrote about my daughter Emilia. Thank you all who wrote back with kind words of encouragement for her. I even got an email from parent of another student at Emilia’s school. She wanted to let me know how much her family enjoys getting Emilia’s newspaper...
A Child’s Fortitude

A Child’s Fortitude

Quote of the Day: “It’s not how well you play the game, its deciding what game you want to play.” – Kwame Appiah   I read this quote this morning and my first thought went to my daughter Emilia. She is 10 and struggles socially, finding it very difficult to...
My First Steps

My First Steps

The Desk of the Richest Man in the World The picture above is of Jeff Bezos, now considered the richest man in the world. This is where he started. It’s a good reminder to see that you can start with humble beginnings and end up anywhere. When interviewed last year,...
Building My Tribe

Building My Tribe

How My Adventures in the South Pacific Taught Me the Importance of Building a Tribe  Growing up I was fascinated with the Indiana Jones movies.  Watched the movies countless times. I loved how “Indy” went on these wild and fascinating adventures all over the world...

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