Intentional acts of kindness

I remember several years ago hearing someone advocate practicing random acts of kindness.  The idea was that by doing something unexpectedly kind for someone could have nothing but positive impacts in the world.  I agree, to a point.  Random acts of kindness are just that, random.  Practiced frequently they can impact both the receivers and […]

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Shoes make the difference

One of my favorite movies is Sneakers, and one of my favorite scenes is the one where River Phoenix goes in to Robert Redford and Sidney Portier to tell them about some visitors.  They ask two questions, suits and shoes.  When told the shoes are expensive, they drop everything and rush to greet the visitors.  […]

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Today, in the early morning chill of a Utah autumn, I got up, shrugged on my sweats, grabbed a cap and my running gloves and prepared for a 5k.  I’ve run several races in my day, so this ritual is very familiar.  Except for two differences, it might have been like every other 5k I’ve […]

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Early mornings

There was a time when going back to sleep during the early morning hours was easy. It was so easy, in fact, that I didn’t give much thought to how I did it or why I woke up in the first place. Now, however, things are substantially different. If I wake prior to my preferred […]

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Five Reasons for Penmanship

I admit, as I begin this post, that it is somewhat ironic.  After all, typing a blog post intended to be a defense of handwriting is about as ironic as it gets.  However, the topic has been on my mind for some time.  I believe that good penmanship is a mark of a gentleman of […]

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Self integrity

I woke up on Thursday morning, and it was sleeting.  Not rain,  not snow, sleet!  And while it wasn’t sleeting hard, it was just hard enough to ensure that any clothing that wasn’t waterproof would soak through quickly. Dark. Sleet.  It seemed that this was a perfect time to spend the morning in bed. But […]

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Reinvigorating your Wardrobe – Ideas from Combatgent.

I really loved this article.  Concise and well written, it was a great reminder to look through the collection of clothing and decide what really deserves to stay and what should be sent on its way. Combatgent is one of my favorite finds of the last year.  I love the approach that they are […]


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