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07
Apr
Opening to the Springtime Magic

Here in Western North Carolina, Spring is working its magic.  The trees are budding and the daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths are blooming into a rainbow of colors.  Asheville is beginning to buzz with activity again, to wake up from the hibernation of Winter.  On one of our recent days of 70 degree weather, I made a joke to a local about skipping Spring and going straight into Summer.  He just shook his head and told me not to be fooled, another snowfall could be right around the corner.  Being new to this part of the world, I do not yet ...

11
Feb
It’s the Little Things

Have you ever had one of those moments where someone says something that fundamentally shifts the way you were thinking?  Recently my wife Jenny reminded me of a truth.  I was telling her that I was sad not to be giving her the lavish presents this Valentine’s Day that I feel she deserves.  Without a beat, she reminded me of a few little things I had given her in the recent past and how much those had meant to her.  It wasn’t the ‘bigness’ or cost of the gifts that made them special, but merely my act of being thoughtful ...

New Year’s Revelation

As 2010 comes to a close, it is natural and even encouraged to reflect upon the previous year in anticipation of what is to come in the New Year.  This is so engrained in our culture that we have developed a ritual, New Year’s Resolutions, that can be a very successful way of feeling things like “I’m never going to change!” or “Why is making change so hard?!?”  Statistics show that by June, only 46% of people who made resolutions are keeping them. Ultimately, by December 31st, 97% of the people who made resolutions are back to the ...