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Distance Doesn't Stop Connection


September 30, 2019

Name a show you like. How about a band? A sports team? A favorite book? Any of these seemingly innocuous things have the astounding ability to bond you to another, to set the stage for a conversation, a connection, perhaps even a friendship. My friend Curt and I both l...

September 23, 2019

The world never ceases to amaze me with how incredibly close our paths come, just a breath from crossing. People you just met may have been so close to crossing your path previously. How did your paths miss each other? What prevented you meeting before? These are the m...

September 16, 2019

What do you want?

It’s one of the hardest questions you can ever be asked. It’s simple, direct, and leaves you no place to hide. The greatest truths of life, the people who will change you the most, are often the same way.

My friend Hilary, one of the first 100, introduc...

September 9, 2019

Everyday you sit next to someone amazing. I don’t mean this in the hyperbolic language of tech/entrepreneur world. You seriously sit next to someone who is incredible, but you haven’t noticed. The great tragedy is that you might never notice.

I have lost count of the nu...

September 2, 2019

We’ve all heard it, our lives are stories. Each day is a new chapter, a new opportunity, whatever phrase you want to put in here. It holds a great deal of truth, and it often feels good to know you have a story uniquely your own. But there comes  a time when you have t...

August 18, 2019

I have never known wisdom to be found at the feet of a guru.

True wisdom appears in the nooks and crannies of life, the tucked away corners of diners, coffee shops, and small parks.  It manifests itself over the steam from lavender scented lattes dancing with the bitter...

April 8, 2019

We often talk of going out to "find ourselves," referring to that mysterious self we all believe will bring us into balance, that thing we all believe we can find if we travel the world enough, read enough books and find enough of our secret places. Like Peter Pan we s...

March 12, 2019

I remember hearing the ping on my computer indicating that I had a new Connection meeting scheduled; mostly because I was preparing to take a one month vacation and it meant I had to postpone by a bit.

If I have learned anything from this project, it's to deviate from t...

March 8, 2019

As a kid I loved many things; fossils and Indiana Jones among them.  I would often run around pretending to dig through the earth or ancient ruins and find some small treasure buried for millions of years away from the eyes of human beings.  I've walked on beaches in C...

March 5, 2019

When John reached out to me in late 2017, the last thing I needed in my life was another volunteer commitment.  I was juggling family responsibilities, a job that was never supposed to become the grind that it did, and already volunteering for a couple of other organiz...

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