Relationships

Time is the one thing we are all given equally each day. We cannot carry over unused time from yesterday, nor can we borrow time from tomorrow. Today you will have the exact same 24 hours that everybody else has. It makes no difference how wealthy or poor, old or young, educated or unlearned a...
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Happy Monday from Dubai UAE. Last week I was in Zion National Park with 9 other business leaders for a time of rest and rebuilding. I returned home Saturday and then left Sunday for Dubai. 3 planes and about 17 hours in the air and 4 hours in airports we are here in the Middle...
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This weekend I had the immeasurable pleasure of watching the fifth through eighth graders of Crossings Christian School perform Disney’s The Lion King Jr. It was a fantastic musical, and the kids did a great job. Some of the vocal and acting talent, given their young ages, was stunning. Additionally, my lovely daughter, who is...
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Sitting in view of a spectacular mountain, sipping coffee, I find my mind wandering to things I want. How is that possible? How could I be dissatisfied in this moment, in this place? Let me share some thoughts inspired by Jessica Semaan’s article “The Hungry Ghost and Always Wanting More.” Buddhists often leave food on...
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My father served in the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in Vietnam. He doesn’t talk about it much. Growing up, I don’t remember it being the topic of conversation or discussion much at all. From what I have heard him say and the few pictures I have seen, that was a very dark and difficult...
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On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living—that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.1 —Henry David Thoreau May 22, 2010, seven years ago today, my friend took...
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In the opening to “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division, lead singer Ian Curtis sings about his failing relationship with his wife. He describes how their relationship has become routine, ambitions are low, and the resentment that naturally follows is tearing them apart. Sadly, Curtis killed himself on May 18, 1980, shortly after...
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Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge of blink-182 wrote a song called “All the Small Things,” which includes these words: All the small things True care, truth brings… She left me roses by the stairs, Surprises, let me know she cares I love that song because it reminds me that I don’t have to do big,...
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I received an email this weekend from my assistant, Robert Greenlaw, that I’d like to share with you: I’ve been mulling over this since Friday and decided to write. I watched a couple hours of inaugural ceremonies with my kids on Friday. It was fun to see and talk about the historic monuments and try...
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Less than six months before I was born, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963, and delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. Many know the “I have a dream…” portion of his speech, but that was the finale. Long...
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