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What’s Your Story?

“We carry our stories and they can become so airtight that we can suffocate ourselves with them.” ~ Lemn Sissay, Official poet of the 2012 London Olympics S was not a fan of her Stepmom. S said she was a … Continue reading

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The Essentials According to Kid President

“You’re made from love, to be love, to spread love. Love is always louder, no matter what. Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder.” – Kid President I first heard about Kid President through Soulpancake, the website founded … Continue reading

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It’s a Shame

When you walk up to that arena and you put your hand on the door and you think, “I’m going in and I’m gonna try this”…shame is the gremlin who says, “uh, uh. You’re not good enough”… Shame drives two … Continue reading

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Standing Naked Onstage

“Can’t give up actin’ tough.  It’s all that I’m made of.”  – Neko Case “Middle Cyclone” “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ― Brené Brown I’ve developed a pretty good poker face and some effective self-protection measures … Continue reading

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Can You See Me Now? How About Now?

I want to take a moment to say “thank you” to the brilliant, big-hearted people in our world who see a problem that needs solving, get down and dirty with it, expend time and energy thinking about how to solve … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get

“Couch surfing and crowd surfing are basically the same thing.  You’re falling into the audience and you’re trusting each other.” – Amanda Palmer, of The Dresden Dolls and Grand Theft Orchestra. I don’t know about you but I find asking … Continue reading

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I am in awe.

Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.  ~Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal” How might this world be if we all took our imaginations seriously?  What would happen if we followed through on what might otherwise seem like … Continue reading

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