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The Architect and The Construction Worker.

Disney Hall in Los Angeles opened in 2003. The building was designed by Frank Gehry. Most people have heard of Frank Gehry and are familiar with his work. When I watched a video of the construction of Disney Hall, I wanted to know the name of the construction companies that worked on the theater. I […]

Books, Coffee, and Cherophobia

  Cherophobia is the fear of being happy. It is the idea that if you do something fun or have satisfied thoughts, you are going to have something terrible happen to you. For me, it manifests like this, I wake up and go through my gratitude exercises, and after I finish, the next thought is, […]

Consideration

As I was on the plane flying to the city of my birth Chicago, I reflected on those who served my family and helped us on our trip. In this piece my desire is to express thanks and offer a few travel tips. Today I am thankful for those who served my family on Christmas […]

Joy and Pain

This past week I have seen and experienced the very beautiful and the very tragic. At times it felt as if it were happening all at once. At work this week, I planned a staff spirit week. These included a Holiday Sock Day, Pajama Day, an Ugly sweater day, and a toy drive. My goal […]

The joy of service!

I was re-reading Seth Godin’s book This is Marketing, and one comment stuck out to me. Seth asked the question. Who do you serve? It is a good question that everyone in the workplace should ask themselves. In my career, I serve the teachers and students of the school I work in as an administrator. […]

Rest

A good way to recharge on the weekend is to do something that you enjoy. On Saturday mornings I enjoy going to a coffee shop to read and journal it helps me to decompress at the end of the work week. Sometimes I feel guilty for being tired. I think to myself that I need […]

Stories

When does your work day start? Does it start when the alarm goes off? When you show up at the building ? Or when does the work day end?  I just figured out I have the work place that I occupy from 6:40am to five or six pm during the week. Yet there is also […]

Self Care.

Developing convictions is hard. Leadership is more challenging than it is fun. At the end of any given day, I am tired. Serving people is hard. It is challenging. Yet it is the right thing to do. Communicating is hard. You hope that you can do your very best. What is your very best? What […]

Answer the Critic

Giving the inner critic a voice quiets the critic. Yesterday I expressed the criticism that I was directing towards myself. It seemed that simply expressing the ideas helped. When I sat down to write today those feelings and statements were gone! Confessing your sins is good for the soul and leads to healing. When you […]

Comments

I made a commitment to write everyday until the end of 2019. My desire is to experiment with a daily writing habit and see if it is something that I can do during 2020. The criticism of my idea came fast and furious. Here are the comments that came my way. “No one will read […]

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