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Cap it. Focus.

As a music major at Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music in the mid 70s, (we just said Griz-boom),  I had frequent contact with Chairman of the Music Department, Roger Rose.  He taught several...

Time for a New Shell

Years ago one of my sisters had a hermit crab for a pet. We enjoyed watching the little thing move around at certain times of the day, fed it per instructions and watched it grow. We were very...

Self-Discipline

What do I really want? - should always be whispering from the corners of our minds, urging us on to the things we truly aspire to. In a world littered with shortcuts, true gains come only as a...

You Have All There Is

Several times a week I hear "I wish I had more time". Each time, I remember a quote I had on my bedroom wall as a motivated high schooler. I like keeping my friends so I usually keep it to myself,...

Tip: ___ and me, or ___ and I?

Tip: How to quickly choose between "_____ and ME" or "____and I" Most of us get the idea somewhere along the way that "I" is proper, "me" is not. As a result, we're right about half the time. To...

How Well Do You Bounce?

Quite frankly, I hate the thought of having to bounce back. From anything. But I have. I do. Life periodically introduces the unexpected. Sometimes more often than we think we're up for. On days...

You’re Obligated

If someone older believed in you, If someone gave you a chance, opened a door and motioned you through, If you’re grateful they didn’t have to but did, You’re Obligated. Do likewise. Pass the baton....

Go!

In roller skating and in business Skate as fast as you can, looking for your next opening. When you see it, dart into it without knocking anyone over. Phil Ransom -

Richard Ransom on Priorities

Soft-spoken, but intensely passionate about the things he held dear, my dad was a wise man. I learned much from him; reluctantly during my teen years but readily as an adult.  These words of his...

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