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“IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, I WOULDN’T BE ME…”

“IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, I WOULDN’T BE ME…”   I found those words written on a piece of paper on a table in a restaurant about a week ago. I left the piece of paper where I found it in case the person who’d left it came looking for it…after I copied down the words.… read more

THE PLAYGROUND

THE PLAYGROUND   I took my usual run in Central Park today and happened to pass the children’s playground as I always do – but this time I stopped just to watch the kids. It was about one o’clock in the afternoon and the playground was packed with loads of little kids running, yelling, jumping… read more

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR…”

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR…”   When I was in high school in Toledo, Ohio I sang in the choir. I loved it. On a few (very few) really special days I was even allowed to sing a solo. I miss those days a lot.    But I make up for not having them… read more

“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus

“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus   Boy, it sure seems that way, doesn’t? I can’t imagine that even a philosopher of  Heraclitus’ brilliance and insight could have imagined the stunningly chaotic nature of our world in our time. It’s not that we shouldn’t expect change. In our particular country we’re born into it; we learn to thrive on it –… read more

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”   I hear this all the time from people whom I coach (and okay, sometimes even from myself…) and the sentence always ends with something negative, like…   “…they change their minds and don’t promote me after all?”    “…it turns out that they don’t have the budget for… read more

Doing The Right Thing

Doing The Right Thing   You might remember the unforgettable footage from the 2012 Ohio State Division III track and field meet. I, for one, will never forget it. Nor will I ever forget the runner, Meghan Vogel.    She was the “real winner.”   Megan is a star. She’d already won the 1,600 meter state title.… read more

“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…”

“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…” Do those words sound familiar? They should. Guess who says them…over and over and over. (And over…)    Yup, you guessed it! It’s our forty-fifth president of the United States!    And he says them when he’s talking about everything Syria to Senegal to Stormy Daniels…   “We’ll have to wait… read more

REACH IN…REACH OUT

REACH IN…REACH OUT   I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations lately with people who want to “do more” for friends of theirs who are having a tough time and could use a lift – or who are just plain feeling bad about themselves for myriad reasons. It could be a problem with a relationship (or… read more

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..”

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..” The innovative spirits and loving natures of “Motivator” readers never ceases to amaze me…and feel grateful to be a small part of your lives. Here’s a perfect example of how your spirits help lift up and inspire all of us. In response to the “Motivator,” “All You Need is Love,”… read more