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"The sun will rise with or without you, make everyday count because you're not promised tomorrow." - Stanley Holland
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Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible
General Colin Powell
Excellent visual answer to the age old question, “What did Uncle Sam spend my money on?”
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Life is like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
Jim Henson

I had a hard time finding a traditional alarm clock at the store this evening. Didn’t realize how much of a relic it had become.

Just discovering SoMo. Refreshing soulful sound.

Always ask questions before drinking the kool-aid.

Even those young professionals who fail egregiously at their first jobs learn life’s most valuable lesson – you can bounce back.
Alina Tugend, New York Times

Originally from Quora’s “Kids: What is it that nobody tells you about having children thread


      Your children are not your children. 
      They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. 
      They come through you but not from you, 
      And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. 
      You may give them your love but not your thoughts. 
      For they have their own thoughts. 
      You may house their bodies but not their souls, 
      For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you  cannot visit, not  even in your dreams. 
      You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. 
      For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. 
      You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. 
      The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. 
      Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; 
      For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

[Photo Courtesy Vigelandsparken]

Scored a free Truffle Macaroni and Cheese using Foursquare this evening. Bravo to Starbucks for this smart use of the location service. It’s perfectly timed with the launch of the company’s new evening menu. Now if I can just get my hands on some Oprah Chai.

Occupy a space in peoples’ mind and transform it into a mansion.
Sandra JacksonDumont, Seattle Art Museum at #CitizenUCon 2014.

Quarter life crises are laughable with a bit of perspective. Important reminder to never stop taking risks and dreaming big.

Back at Citizen University for the second year in a row. New format but same supercharged list of topics and speakers. I love this organization and its mission of teaching and promoting powerful citizenship. #CitizenUCon

Sometimes you have to just figure it out as you go and take a leap of faith.

Sometimes you have to just figure it out as you go and take a leap of faith.

Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.
Barack Obama
Never take a job you are ready for.