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For all mankind

For the past 43 years, perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions Americans have asked one another is “Where were you on July 20th 1969 when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon?” Few can argue that the … Continue reading

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Camp Attitude

My wife and I just returned from an amazing family camp in Oregon called Camp Attitude. What makes this camp unique is that it is specifically designed to serve families with special needs children. High school volunteers (or Buddies) are … Continue reading

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The disastrous consequences of poor communication

It was an unusually chilly morning at the Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 as the countdown expired. Within seconds, two enormous solid rocket boosters ignited and slowly hoisted the 4.5 million pound Space Shuttle Challenger off the charred launch … Continue reading

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Thanks Steve

Last night I watched Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford University commencement speech on YouTube. For me, what stood out most about his speech was a story he recalled about an unexpected fascination and passion for typography he developed during a calligraphy … Continue reading

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The erosion of professionalism

I was recently contacted by a recruiting organization based on the East Coast about a job opportunity in the Los Angeles area.  After a brief conversation followed by a review of the basic qualifications sent to me via e-mail, I … Continue reading

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Putting hell out of business

This morning, I was both encouraged and inspired by the sermon that addressed the overall condition of the church. More specifically, today’s message centered on these two important questions: how is the church going and what does God expect of … Continue reading

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Zero or hero

They approached the $1 million compound in specially designed MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters loaded with decibel reducing modifications and advanced stealth technology. The expected crescendo of thumping rotor blades was nowhere to be heard as they touched down.  Once boots … Continue reading

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Written in ink

There is a profound scene in the movie The Social Network where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (brilliantly played by Jesse Eisenberg) attempts to reconcile with ex-girlfriend Erica Albright (played by Rooney Mara). Having been scorned by Erica earlier in the … Continue reading

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Homework 2.0

It has become a daily grind much like rush hour traffic. For parents, it is an exhausting, humbling, and mind numbing experience. For children, it is an academic ritual that must be accomplished before any enjoyable activities. It is often … Continue reading

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The value of play

Back in the day when I was a kid, I can still vividly remember playing with my best friend in the back yard. We would assemble something from Lincoln Logs or an Erector Set, commence a rapid countdown from 10, … Continue reading

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