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CrossFit Open 2014 – Week 1

“3, 2, 1…GO!” And so begins another year of the CrossFit Open.  175,000 people in 132 countries compete with each other to determine who is the fittest person on earth.  At the sound of that countdown, each of those 175,000…

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Gratitude

  Gratitude. There are many ways to express it.   danke merci orbrigado shukran thank you   Gratitude is the gift that gives back.  It’s a selfishly unselfish act. One of the chief benefits I’ve found from meditation is that…

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Ancient and Modern Cultural Stories

  Picture this.  You and five of your closest friends are trapped on a 500-ft massive block of a glacier off the coast of Alaska.  Freezing, your teeth chattering, you wonder why you signed up for this getaway “mancation” without…

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Immigration

Fights tonight. Irish fights. The best kind. Okay, maybe women fighting is a bit more entertaining and not for the reasons you think, but women are the only demographic that can match Irish men fighting for pure intensity and guts…

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My 1st Black Belt Test

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden   Lifting heavy weights my skinny, teenage arms gave out and a 40 pound dumbbell dropped itself full force onto the tip of my…

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Codifying Altruism into Your Relationships

Speech Last week I gave Speech #10 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator (CC) manual.  The objectives of Speech #10 are lofty: To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of…

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Thanks…

I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual...  O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.  No run on my bank can drain it  for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment. -…

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