Category Archives: People Who Inspire Me

Graphic Notes: “Make Every Connection Count”

I got some very encouraging ideas and examples from some dynamic, heart-centered and successful business-ladies today!   Here are my notes fromWomen With Moxie International Network‘s webinar, “Making Every Connection Count.”   My favorite things: COMBINE ACTIVITIES ~ find something … Continue reading

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The Keepers & the Makers

The tradition with me and my folks is that, come Mother’s / Father’s Day, Xmas, and sometimes birthdays, I draw them something. The themes vary…  sometimes, it’s a drawing based on a meaningful photo.  More often, it’s my own drawn … Continue reading

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Polka Rising / Our Leadership Lens

I love when a new generation grabs onto old traditions and swings them back into life.  I love even more when they don’t grab it so hard that the older generations get left by the wayside. I was stoked, therefore, … Continue reading

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The Season for Waiting is Over

  Well, Happy New Year, friends! In February? Yeah…a bit late, but better late than never. Late as it may be to do it, I want to open this year of blogging/writing by trying to put into words the big, clanging, stinging-yet-freeing … Continue reading

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Ferguson: First Batch (thoughts + photos)

A few images from our trip to #Ferguson yesterday. More to come (including video interviews). For now, I wanted to get these out there before too much more time went by. To briefly summarize my experience: Safe to say that many views … Continue reading

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Heading to Ferguson…

heading to Ferguson tomorrow… After a lot of thought, reflection, and conversation about whether it’s even appropriate or helpful for me to go, I’ve given in to my deep urge to hop in the car with friend-of-a-friend Ellen, along with … Continue reading

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What’s in a Meal? (pt.1)

What’s in a meal? Well, there’s the obvious:  Food…  togetherness (potentially)…  conversation.  What else? A recent meal I had the fortune to attend gave me a glimpse into that answer. On a warm summer day about a month ago here … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Summer Job… Broadway Roving Youth Corps

Last month, I took part in a series of interviews held with young neighbors in the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood here in Indianapolis as part of Broadway United Methodist Church‘s JSP Roving Youth summer program.  I also made my first collaborative … Continue reading

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Surprises from a Florida day (p.2)

Continued from “Surprises from a Florida Day, Part 1.”   After lunch, I led the group in a game of “We Can.”  Developed by my colleague Cormac Russell and Inclusion Press, this game impressed me when I played it for … Continue reading

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Surprises from a Florida day (p.1)

Now back in Indianapolis once again, this time greeting spring in all of its warm, rainy, flowering glory, my heart is still reverberating from a surprise-packed day I spent discussing asset-based ideas and possibilities with 55+ members of the Sarasota/Tampa … Continue reading

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