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What’s in it for for me? Community has all sorts of benefits and setbacks depending on the overall expectations of those who participate. Motivation is a big part, what’s the motivation for joining? Some join a community to take from the community. This is the person with very low interpersonal skills and has a one track mind, “What’s in it for me?” 1. They are known for taking but not giving back…. Read More

There’s no one that likes order like me, but order for the sake of order can be madness. The very idea of order shouldn’t suggest that everything looks perfect, nothing could be further from the truth. Order is about creating flow and the ability to move in any direction necessary to achieve something greater than ourselves. Order is not about having a clean desk as the end goal. Most of my work… Read More

Today for most of the Christian world and next Sunday of Orthodox Christians, we observe the greatest moment in the Kosmos. Unfortunately for many, this is a cultural holiday lightly observed that has very little connection to the meaning of life. For us who believe in the Resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate this moment every day. As a result, our hearts are full, our spirit is at peace and our passion is… Read More

A fundamental human trait is an ability to strive to achieve an end goal even against incredible odds. We rally together for justice We rally together for family and friends We rally together for economic gain We rally together for survival Human beings world wide will endure all sorts of hardship and still have an ability to retain their dignity. They will share their equity. They still smile and remain hopeful. I… Read More

Some cultures seem to struggle with the word NO, or the phrase, I don’t know, so they just say YES. While at first, YES seems so positive, YES without substance becomes grating before too long. Jesus gives a very insightful parable to illustrate. He talks about a father having two sons. He tells the first son to go and do something and the son instantly said YES but didn’t do what he… Read More

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