Priorities

“Most of life is just junk. It’s filler, and then there’s these moments when all the randomness turns into something perfect. It’s like life’s dropping all the bullshit just for a second to show us how amazing it could be all the time, if it wanted to.”Mark (The Map of Tiny Perfect Things) In The Map...
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I spent the night once in the DuPage County Jail in Chicago. I got there by being a leader, leading five other young men in the wrong direction. I saw a video recently that reminded me when a leader is wrong, it has serious impacts on many other people. In this video, we are watching an unremarkable street...
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I visited a very dear person in my life this weekend. While travelling, I was struck by how often we are told to do (or not do) something but are rarely shown. Often the very people who tell us what to do, fail to follow the instructions they are giving everyone else. Telling people what...
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In the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, King Arthur and his band are blocked by the dreaded Knights Who Say “Ni!” in an enchanted forest. “We want a shrubbery,” demands the giant Knight, adding, “One that looks nice…and not too expensive.” King Arthur delivers a “shrubbery” after a short (hilarious) quest, but the...
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Depending on your expectations, this Musing is either unfortunately or fortunately not about the Charles Dickens novel. I would, however, like to retell a story about expectations. A butcher is watching over his shop one day when a dog comes in. He shoos him away, but the dog comes back. Then the butcher notices a...
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My favorite form of entertainment is musical theatre. I love to see musicals live, but also enjoy the movie versions. Near the top of my list of favorites is The King and I. The ever prim and proper Anna Leonowens has come to Siam to be the governess of the children of King Mongkut. The...
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 Life is so strange Destination unknown When you don’t know Your destination Something could change It’s unknown And then you won’t know Destination unknown Dale Bozzio, of Missing Persons, sings these lyrics on their album “Spring Session M” (which by the way is an anagram of the band’s name.) I always loved Dale’s vocals, but what made...
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“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius I saw something posted on social media the other day. At first, I questioned the veracity of the story. So, I looked it up on Snopes.com and, lo and behold, it was true. “Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten in 2007 enlisted renowned violinist Joshua Bell, a...
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Time is the one thing we are all given equally each day. We cannot carry over unused time from yesterday, nor can we borrow time from tomorrow. Today you will have the exact same 24 hours that everybody else has. It makes no difference how wealthy or poor, old or young, educated or unlearned a...
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Happy Monday from Dubai UAE. Last week I was in Zion National Park with 9 other business leaders for a time of rest and rebuilding. I returned home Saturday and then left Sunday for Dubai. 3 planes and about 17 hours in the air and 4 hours in airports we are here in the Middle...
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