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The Power Of Music – SILY 410

Music may not be the central focus of your life. But if you stop and think about it you will realize the power of music has a huge impact in your life. Our lives don’t have an epic John Williams, Hans Zimmer, or Bear McCreary soundtrack playing as we go about our lives. Or does […] Read More

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Mountain Top Experiences – SILY 401

I grew up in the church and we have a phrase, “mountain top experiences.” It is used to describe times of intense emotions, spiritual breakthrough and growth. Growing up and even as an adult I have had many. I cherish them, but the challenge is coming back down or serving others in the midst of […] Read More

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Stuff I Learned Yesterday – Learn To Play A Part

Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a great podcast and I'm pleased to be one of the hosts for this season.  This is the first installment that has been published.  Please take the time to read the post and listen. This is the first of the Stuff I Learned Yesterday podcasts of mine that has been […] Read More

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Thriving Downtown

Having a thriving downtown is a goal of most cities and even small towns.  But it can be a big challenge.  The issue in most groups are forgetting the keys to a thriving downtown.  The major key is people!  I grew up in a small town that had a downtown that had seen ups and […] Read More

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2016 Goals

Setting goals helps us all to move forward and take the steps we need to grow.  I've tried to collect mine here. Last year, the Stuff I Learned Yesterday podcast encouraged us to set goals for 2015.  I've talked about how those goals went here.  Entering into 2016, I want to be more simple in […] Read More

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Reflecting On My 2015 Goals

I was challenged at the beginning of the year to put down some goals, thanks to the Stuff I Learned Yesterday Podcast.  I sat down and started reflecting back and looking forward.  Little did I know how much my life would change and those goals would be a part of it. Reflecting on 2014 and […] Read More

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What I Learned From My Grandmother

Grandparents are a gift from the Lord!  Grandmothers are source of blessings and so much knowledge.  As a child, teen and even young adult we tend to listen to our Grandmother when our parents advice seems too much.  I want to shared just a bit of what I learned from my grandmother.  At 100 years […] Read More

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Open Letter to PBS & Ken Burns

PBS and North Carolina's affiliate UNC-TV have been a big part of my life.  Sesame Street, The Electric Company, 321 Contact, Mister Rogers and Doctor Who were a part of my childhood.  I enjoyed watching (and still do) This Old House with my parents.  I have become a fan of all of the Masterpiece programing, […] Read More

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What I Learned From My Co-Workers

This week was an exciting week for me and a busy one.  This was the first week that the staff was back for the new school year.  It was also the last week before students are in the building.  It is always a busy week with students being enrolled at the last second and students […] Read More

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Pause To Study History

(Updated discussion at the bottom of the post) This year has been a challenging year.  Racial tensions, history vs hate, TV series pulled due to a flag but others with racist comments left on air and much more.  As a white, christian, straight, male; folks might say I have no right to talk or share. […] Read More

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