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  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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I have been listening to a wonderful speaker lately, by the name of Graham Cooke.  A lot of his teachings have to do with our reframing ourselves.  Rather than seeing ourselves as starting from a place of weakness, defeat, sin,

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  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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* In the early 1990’s, when I was a young teacher, I had the opportunity to be the assistant coach for a school district’s varsity debate team.  The kids I was primarily responsible for debated in the Lincoln-Douglas style, as

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OK, so I was going to have the title of this post be “Ice, Ice, Baby,” so that those of us who are of a certain age would have the song by that same title be stuck in our heads

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There have been quite a few social media posts about 2016, and how bad of a year it was.  Phrases such as, “2016! Worst year ever!”  and “2016!  Be done already!” pretty popular right now. Part of me gets it.

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I’m becoming an old man.  Never thought it would happen, or happen this quickly.  And here it is. When I was a kid, my parents and I never really agreed on what was good music or not.  On more than

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I was all set to write a really clever, intelligent, and droll essay on one of the four Compass Points in organizations, namely, People.  I had some pretty great anecdotes and wisdom to share.  As I kept at it, the

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I mostly enjoyed the movie “Fight Club.”  While it contains a lot of violence, and unnecessary sexual situations, overall the story was good and the film well done.  One thing that resonated with me was the lead character (although certainly

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One of my many nerdy attributes is that I tend to read journals and “scholarly” articles and books quite a bit.  Of particular interest are neurology, psychology, behavioral economics, martial arts development, and sports psychology.  I also read blogs and

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Resistance band training! Ms Lily and Mr Daniel showing some foam roll drills they learned from Master Wissbroecker.  Great leaders! #team Thank you, Ms Hommer!  It's a pen!  And, it lights up!  Whoo-Hoo! Took a couple hours to read Peak Poomsae's training reflections.  A lot of good feedback from them, and I'm impressed (and not surprised) how articulate they are regarding their training needs and performance. 
Gonna be somethin' this year... Look at these fantastic benches made by Mr Ben Klement!  Thank you, sir! Peak Poomsae writing reflections after training.  Engaging the brain and the body!