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The Shapers – My Friend Len

Shapers. We all have people in our lives who influence us. Some directly, some by request, and some so subtly we may not realize it . We choose, ultimately, those who we wish to borrow from and those we wish to learn from. In over 20,000 days I’ve been influenced by hundreds, perhaps thousands. But…

Day 6,626 – High School Graduation

I live in a neighborhood directly across the street from a high school. Like every year, the banner goes up in front of the neighborhood entrance congratulating the seniors who are moving on to the next phase of their lives. This school routinely graduates about 550-600 kids each year. I went to the school my…

Day 5,189 – Change Is Hard

When I consider the many road trips I have been part of in my life, from my first trip to New York City to times I have taken my family to Cedar Point, to the holiday trips to see family, I can’t imagine taking them without the Interstate system of roads we use today. But…

Day 7,046 – Sleep is Overrated

I ran across this quote recently, and it made me think about my first all-nighter: Sometimes, exhausted / with toil and endeavour, / I wish I could sleep / for ever and ever; / but then this reflection / my longing allays: / I shall be doing it / one of these days. -Piet Hein,…