Thursday, January 12th, 2017 11:09:03

Grandiose Words Versus Real Results

Words have power; they create images and possibilities, and provide a window into the future of what could be. The best leaders use positive words to communicate a potential future. They inspire action, progress and positive results. For words to....

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 11:08:27

The Year to Get Stuff Done

This same theme seems to be present in President-elect Donald Trump's approach as well. Enough of words -- let's accomplish something! With an incoming Republican administration, a Senate now split 52 Republicans, 48 Democrats; and a House split 241 Republicans,....

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016 11:05:53

Happy Almost New Year

Christmas is a special time in our family. Our daughter Maggie loves decorating the tree, and her brother Robert is now tall enough to decorate the top third -- that she and I cannot reach. The Christmas celebrations in my....

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 11:05:23

Christmas Miracles

"Miracle on 34th Street," "White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life," are three of my favorite Christmas movies. All three stories revolve around people, connections and miracles. Natalie Wood plays second-grade student Susan in "Miracle on 34th Street." Raised by....

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Thursday, December 15th, 2016 11:04:59

Why Great Expecations Matter

My hometown of Carrollton, Georgia, a town of 14,000, was an hour west of Atlanta. We left our door unlocked while away, life revolved around church and high school football, and I wore my sister's hand me downs until I....

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Thursday, December 8th, 2016 11:04:28

Wow, What a Change in Direction

Reality has set in, Hillary Clinton is (mostly) out of the news and President-Elect Donald Trump has been named Time Magazine's man of the year. Ignore the snarky line labeling him " the President-elect of the divided States of America."

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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 11:03:57

Responses to Castro’s Death Reveal Wide Chasm Between Obama, Trump

This past week, Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, died. The responses from President-elect Donald Trump and the Obama White House underscored how different the two men are, and provided a window into how the next four (or possibly eight) years will....

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Thursday, November 24th, 2016 11:03:13

Thanksgiving is a Time to ‘Heal the Wounds of the Nation’

This week, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, let us do so not only with the goal of bringing our families closer together, but bringing our country closer together.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2016 11:02:38

Because I Can

This week, I turned 50. It's one of those really big birthdays, and I thought about it often during the year leading up to the occasion. What would it mean? Would I feel different? Would it change my outlook or....

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016 11:02:04

The Work is Just Beginning

Sitting in the New York City Hilton, watching the cable newscasters' body language on TV as the numbers began to add up towards a Trump victory was fascinating. Even though I could not hear them, I could see that their....

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