No One Is Lost Forever

Officer and Reformed Man

I saw this incredible story by Melissa Chan of the Daily News of a Police Officer (JD Boyd) and a former convict that were able to meet again after he served his time. Read the story here.

In short summary, the Officer and this man were in a life-threatening altercation. The man almost stabbed Officer Boyd in the head with a knife, while the officer almost shot him before he was able to subdue him.

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While It’s Still Called Today

9-11 changed the world

I’ve read a bunch of facebook posts and tweets today remembering and honoring the fallen souls from the heinous terrorist attacks of 9/11.

It struck me that it’s been 14 years since the attack.

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way

lavori in corso scritto sulla lavagna - ingleseThrough the magic of the “internets” I’ve recently been able to re-connect with my high school English teacher. As most of of my friends, students, and colleagues know, I am a high school dropout. I really didn’t impress too many of my teachers back then. In fact, I’m sure most of them wouldn’t even remember my name. I know I wouldn’t have if I were in their position. Out of sight, out of mind.

But Mrs. Moore was different.

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Make Sure It’s Not a Total Waste

Is this meeting really necessary?

Have you ever noticed how often things don’t go as you planned?

I was invited to give a short 15 minute presentation of my book to a Business Advisory Group at my university. I was honored they would ask me to speak and gladly accepted the invitation. I was actually looking forward to this because there were a good number of decision makers in the room.

The meeting was 2.5 hours long, and I was on the agenda for the last 15 minutes. That’s right. For a 2.5 hour meeting, I was the guy to go the last 15 minutes, right before lunch. They say never be the “guy standing before an audience and lunch.”

I was that guy.

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