On a recent Sunday morning, I sat, a bit groggy and grumpy, in an uncomfortable chair in the DFW airport, waiting for my highly-anticipated flight home. I was early and decided to take a walk to pass the time (and, to drive up that step count on my fitness tracker). Within a couple dozen steps, […]

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  Recently, I gave up a bad habit; one that was draining my time and energy. I gave up the habit of insisting that my socks match. I have discovered the joy of wearing mismatched socks. It is so liberating to just grab two socks and walk out the door. And, don’t get me started […]

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I came to a pretty startling realization this past weekend – but, more on that later. I am enamored with the world of genetics and physics. I voraciously devour articles and podcasts that discuss these topics. I have often said that if I had my life to live over again, I would probably dedicate myself […]

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There are two reason this quote by Frederick Douglass speaks to me so strongly. 1.     It blows me away the insight that Frederick Douglass had about human development. He knew this even before we had machines that looked into the brains of young children and myriad studies into the importance of the first five years […]

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  I don’t know about you – but, I spent much of my childhood years outside. My brother, my friends, and I passed hours running, screaming, climbing, and jumping in the backyards and sidewalks of Detroit. Fast forward to the realities of childhood for many children today. “Walking feet”. “Inside voices”. “You can throw outside”. […]

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I’m not a gardener by any means. I sometimes think I would like to be, but then it quickly becomes apparent that plants die from just being in my presence. I have come to terms with this flaw and I now look with admiration at gardens others have cultivated and buy my vegetables from people […]

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