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Sunday Snippet: Each Day Is a Journey

September 25th, 2016

Each day is a journey. We take one step at a time. With friends to support us On each challenge as we climb. Whatever direction we go And no matter what comes our way. May our journey through life Bring us happiness each day. Most of these Sunday Snippet entries are pulled from one of […]

Allow Yourself the Freedom to Get Lost

September 20th, 2016

For better or for worse, my personality is such that I want to know everything ahead of time. If I’m traveling, I want to know how I’m going to get from the airport to my hotel and how long it’s going to take. When we found out we were going to be parents, I had […]

Sunday Snippet: Bernard Berenson (1865-1959)

September 18th, 2016

“Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.” People are weird. Some people might be weirder than others, but we’re all weird. People just don’t make very much sense sometimes, even if we like to think of ourselves as logical and […]

Sunday Snippet: Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899-1977)

September 4th, 2016

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” Tomorrow is Labour Day (or “Labor Day” for our American readers) and so children all across the land will soon be going back to school (if they haven’t already). And as they get buried in quadratic equations, the poetry of […]

Sunday Snippet: Penn Jillette, Libertarian

August 28th, 2016

“There are two things that I always believed about modern politics. One was that everyone who had ever run for major office was smarter than me. And the second thing was there was no one worse than Hillary Clinton. Both of those things have been disproven by Donald Trump.” Hey! Isn’t that the guy who […]

Justifying My Defensive Position

August 26th, 2016

Maybe I’m just a naturally defensive person. Maybe I value the validation of others a little too much. Maybe I’m drawn to lifestyle choices that call for a little more justification than the more commonly taken paths. I’m not sure. Whatever the case may be, I oftentimes find myself in a position where I feel […]

Sunday Snippet: Daigo Umehara

August 21st, 2016

“Above all else, the main point I want to make is that I don’t just want to win. I want to keep winning, to stay on top of my game. While seemingly similar, I want to show you that these are highly different goals, to the point where they can be at odds with one […]

Sunday Snippet: Jesse Itzler

August 14th, 2016

“He showed me, proved to me right there, that there was so much more, we’re all capable of so much more than we think we are.” The quoted statistics on the matter can vary considerably, but it is generally assumed to be true that the majority of new businesses will fail within the first few […]