Good Where You Least Expect

How to discern good, how to find it, especially during difficult times? How to hear the truth above the din of naysayers? The reading from the Gospel of John 7, one of the phrases stands out for me: “...no prophet arises from Galilee...”, said the Pharisees of Jesus. This was in response to some saying, …

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Inspirations, COVID-19 Sequester Week Two

Low simmer of stress. Emotional ups and downs for sure. Overall Family Goal: Adapting, accommodating, making the best of the circumstances. Second week, the whole family home for work and school and life and staying safe. Keep life going forward for two adults and three little kids. The Community Goal: “Flatten the Curve” and stay …

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COVID19: Listen to the Science, Stay Home

[from 03/24/2020 news update] I live in one of the so-called “hot-spots” for the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States: Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Depending on where you draw the boundaries, we have about 5 million people in the are; there are more than a million in our county alone. …

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Lyrics Post: “Pokémon Theme”

Over and over I listen to this with my son. It’s kinda catchy. (originally by Jason Paige) “I want to be the very bestLike no one ever wasTo catch themIs my real testTo train themIs my cause(Ooh)I will travel across the landSearchin' far and wideEach PokémonTo understandThe power that's inside(Power inside) PokémonIt's you and meI …

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Shelter-In-Place: Home Life, Work Life, and COVID19

I had a conversation a while back with my brother, a successful business guy in HR/Talent Acquisition.  He's got plenty of experience working with teams around the world for various companies; the key, common denominator is that his "work day" pretty close to 24 hours, given where the people he supports live and work.  In …

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Outside, Inside, Cope, Persevere

Words to the page to chronicle this time, find some pause, some answers. Never before have we been in a place like this, time like this, everything upside down, uncertain. Like war-time; our people throughout our nation’s lands, East to West, North to South, threatened by disease, a plague. Think about what's outside, what's inside.  That's …

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