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Leave it in Your Car #KidsDeserveIt

Every day when we come to work, we have a choice.  That choice looks very simple on paper, but in reality it isn’t quite that easy. What is that choice?  That choice is to come to work with all of our baggage or to leave…

When Doubt Creeps In #KidsDeserveIt

Something I wrote about in “Kids Deserve It!” is the feeling of doubt. The wondering if you’re good enough.  Every one of us at one point or time doubts our gifts, talents, and abilities.  We wonder if we’re in the right job.  If we really…

The Pilot is the Last Off #KidsDeserveIt

I just returned from watching the movie “Sully” about the Miracle on the Hudson.  For those of you unfamiliar with the events from several years ago….a plane was taking off from NYC and while ascending it hit a flock of birds.  The birds took out…

The Light and the Dark #KidsDeserveIt

The metaphor of darkness and light has always been a powerful one for me.  The whole idea that darkness seems all encompassing.  Like it is suffocating.  Like you can’t escape it or that it’s weighing heavy.  But then, with even the tiniest spark or flame,…

The Day the Pirate Surprised #WebbElem #KidsDeserveIt

Every chance I get, I talk about the power of social media.  I tell people the value in getting connected, sharing your story, learning from and with others from around the world.  I still get that “alien look” (like we talk about in “Kids Deserve…