Trouble #1 & Trouble #2

Some of the buildings on the EMI campus have card access.  There is an official looking panel on the wall when you enter in the lobby of these controlled-access buildings where a light turns green when you swipe your card.  When returning to the building that my room is in this afternoon the green light…
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I Love My Peeps!

When I say,  “I love my peeps!” – it is subject to contextual analysis.  I use the term “peeps” both in the slang context and in the literal context.  In the slang context I mean my people, my tribe, my wild and wacky collection of friends and family…I love my peeps! In the literal context I…
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More Important Than Presents…

On this day – Christmas Day 2011 – my wish for all of you is not for presents, but instead for presence.  By that I mean both the presence of others near and dear to you and your own sense of presence in the moments that will make up your holiday. At this time of year,…
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My Accountability Partner

Today a gentleman named Dan Seidman spoke at the conference about eliminating excuses regarding the things you do or do not do in your life.  Dan suggested that you have an accountability partner that could help keep it real and call you out on excuses.  He said it should not be a life partner or spouse.  I sometimes…
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Blame It On The Dunkel…

Sometimes when you travel “stuff” happens. That is undoubtedly the origin of the saying, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”  Well, Vegas has got nothing on Toronto, because Toronto has David Black. And let me tell you folks, when you visit a city and spend an evening with one of the locals who understands…
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