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The Purpose of The Bucket List

The bucket list was made famous by the movie of the same name. The leading characters played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman created a bucket list to do the things they’d always wanted to do before they died. It’s a great concept but the magnitude of the items may overshadow the purpose. Essentially, a […]

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Oh, The Irony

There is a Facebook group called, “I Hate Reading.” Here’s the irony. The members keep up with each by reading their posts. Duh. .

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Do it Well Means Doing The Right Thing

The Wall Street Journal reported that doctors who say they are sorry end up paying less in medical malpractice suits. Don’t you think this is a good practice in all aspects of our lives? If we make a mistake, we should apologize.  When we let our pride stand in the way of making the human […]

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Too Much TV

The Nielsen Company reported that the average American watches nearly 159 hours of television every month or 5 1/4 hours per day.  I used to enjoy “vegging” out in front of the TV at night after dinner.  I rationalized it as needed “down time” after a long day of work.  A therapist friend suggested that […]

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Unfortunate, but Funny

This falls into the category of unfortunate but funny.  In The Week, it was reported that an elderly British man with poor vision had mistakenly been dropping his mail for two years into a box designed to collect dog poop.  Further, he had complained a number of times to the mail authorities about his mail […]

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Quality Education

As my daughter enters her third year at the University of Virginia and my son enters his senior year of high school, we are very aware of the quality of education. Next week I’ll speak to 1000 teachers about the difference between being serious and being good.  Hopefully, I’ll challenge them to think about the […]

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Just Funny

Apparently, there is a problem in Vilnius, Lithuania with motorists parking illegally in bike lanes.  The mayor of Vilnius, Arturas Zuokas, used a tank to crush a Mercedes that was parked in a bike lane. Point well made. By the way, the mayor is an avid bike rider.  Thank goodness he wasn’t a hunter.

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Prizes for Poop is Not a Bad Idea

I recently read an article about a Taiwanese city that offered an incentive to dog owners to clean up after their pets.  The prize?  A lottery ticket for every bag of poop turned in.  The top prize?  $2,100 in gold. That’s how you get people to do what you want them to do.  Inspire them […]

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Loudoun County Public Schools Does Orientation Well

For the past eight years, one of my favorite speaking engagements is for the Loudoun County Public Schools New Teacher Orientation.  The reason it’s such a treat for me is that they do a great job of making the new teachers feel welcome to the system. The day begins with a high school band and […]

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I'm Not Aways Motivated to Be Motivated

Have you ever worked on a project or task and felt like you were really cooking?  You are possessed by enthusiasm and energy.  Then, you go to lunch, come back, and you can’t even get motivated to look at it?  It happens to me all the time. In a wonderful article in Inc. Magazine, Jason […]

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