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the horse you rode in on

A week or so ago, one of my friends (and former colleagues) reminded a few of us about an incident that happened several years ago, at St Francis Middle School.  At the time, I was one of the assistant principals

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shiny

Earlier today I was having a conversation with one of my very best friends.  She was recently on an airplane, and apparently the woman behind her was a little bit disturbed. Some gentleman accidentally sat in her seat, and she

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accelerate

  I have a love-“meh” relationship with driving.  When there is little traffic, or when I am able to drive with no particular place to go, it’s wonderful.  Commuting is often a different thing altogether.  I try to turn that

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edge

Recently I came across this poem by Guillame Apollinaire: “Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, We will fall!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said.

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Chase

This summer, I spent a great deal of time watching videos and reading books and articles about coaching.  One particular website has struck a chord with me.  “What Drives Winning” features some of the most prominent collegiate, Olympic, and professional

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leaving

I was having a conversation last night with a gentlemen for whom I have a great deal of respect.  He mentioned that I haven’t posted in a while, which of course is true.  I said some self-deprecating things and made

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scatterplot

I wasn’t much for Statistics class in Graduate School.  The professor was a kind gentleman from Korea, with a very strong accent and a stronger mind.  He was funny, approachable, and a terrible teacher.  For some reason, he related each

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binary

  It is extraordinarily frustrating to live as a black-and-white thinker in a world full of grey.  If we are limited to perceiving relationships, circumstances, and situations in an exclusively binary manner, we will likely end up either extremely happy

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vc

A virtuous cycle is a chain of events that reinforces itself through some type of feedback loop, with advantageous or positive results.  As the cycle develops, it is strengthened. Despite appearances, a virtuous cycle isn’t self-propagating.  If the cycle doesn’t

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red

  Monday afternoon, I had an unexpected gift on my desk.  A bag of coffee!  In fact, the very one that is pictured above.  I had not had a very good day up until that point.  I was tired and had

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