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IT MATTERS TO THE RED SOX

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“When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.”

                                      – Helen Keller

It’s one of my favorite movies really. It’s slow moving, even dull at times. There’s a love story, but there’s more pain than love in the relationship. And the best dialogue in the whole movie is actually a mental monologue of sorts that “Chappy” (Billy Chapel as played by Kevin Costner) has with himself. I’m hyper-motivated at this point. Aren’t you?

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LIVING LIFE AN INCH AWAY FROM WHERE YOU WANT TO BE

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“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

— Leonardo da Vinci –

Al Pacino . . . Cameron Diaz . . . Dennis Quaid . . . Jamie Foxx . . . Together in one movie, a movie about football . . . the world of professional football.

That’s just got box office smash written all over it, right? Actually, Continue reading ‘LIVING LIFE AN INCH AWAY FROM WHERE YOU WANT TO BE’ »

FLAGGING YOU DOWN

Flagging You Down“Resolved: That the flag of the United States
be made of thirteen stripes,
alternate red and white;
that the union be thirteen stars,
white in a blue field,
representing a new Constellation.”

– By Order of the Continental Congress June 14, 1777

History records that January 1, 1776, was a bitterly cold day along the northeastern seaboard. As the biting winds of winter blew relentlessly, the newly appointed general of the Continental Army, George Washington, rallied his men to action. The British Army had taken over Boston and Washington was determined to take it back.  Continue reading ‘FLAGGING YOU DOWN’ »

THE FAITH FACTOR

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“Before I refuse to take

your questions,

I have an opening statement.”

– Ronald Reagan

 It’s been defined as the substance and the evidence. The implication of substance ties it steadfastly to that which is real and tangible. It exists not in the mere conjure of fantasy, Continue reading ‘THE FAITH FACTOR’ »

SPECIFIC BENEFITS OF GENERALIZATION

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“We are exactly where
we have chosen to be.”

                                         – Vernon Howard

Several years ago I sat in the home of a friend totally fascinated as I watched him work. He sat in the floor, legs folded, a small vise in front of him and a high-intensity Continue reading ‘SPECIFIC BENEFITS OF GENERALIZATION’ »