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A Celebration of Health

“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi On May 26, 2017, my three-month-old great-niece (two days shy of her 3-month birthday) underwent surgery to have neuroblastoma (a cancerous tumor) removed from her organs....

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The Joys of Travel

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. – Paul Theroux After a week of challenging travel, this quote made me laugh today. After all, it was supposed to be easy - a flight from Cleveland to Chicago on Monday for a program on Tuesday and then from Chicago to Pittsburgh...

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The Gift of the Father

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me." Jim Valvano Because June 12th may be the last Father's Day with my dad, I want to reflect on why I am so grateful for him. My earliest memory was when I was two or three years...

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Music is the Soundtrack of Your Life

"Music is the soundtrack of your life." Dick Clark The music of the eighties has always been - and will always be - the soundtrack of my life. So when the New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) Mixtape Tour came back to Cleveland, Scott and I knew we had to be there. So,...

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Friendships Can Come from Unexpected Places

"Unexpected Friendship: We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason." ~ Unknown A few years ago, I spoke at a conference in New Orleans. After the program, several participants stayed to ask questions and chat. Then, after everyone...

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