…on the lessons of fierce rather than the less-thans of fears.

My fear was the most confident thing about me. Whispering our fears into a flip turn to fierce turns the “less-thans” into lessons in courage.

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…on leveling up and leveling playing fields.

So… is JR dead, or not?  I wanted, at first, to call for a script rewrite like it’s the 80’s again and the writers of Dallas knew they had made a mistake so they called it all a dream.   And then I wanted coffee.  And a moment to think.  Not about the promises any…

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…on victory songs and sing-a-longs

“This land is your land….” This line, and the ones that follow it, have been rock and rolling through my head since Friday night.  I attended a concert by the Avett Brothers — new favorites for the wit, wisdom and gut wrenching emotion played out on banjos and bass, in an amazing display of musicianship.…

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…on the Cubs, curses and capturing a moment.

  Baseball has been the backstop for some “best of times” as well as the worst.  I grew up barely in Indiana in a rural community on the Ohio state line that couldn’t help but get swept up by the Big Red Machine in the mid-70’s.  We bestowed the greatest honor we could think of…

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