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August29

Are we more than our scars?

A neighbor kid hit my car with his bicycle. Damage had been done, and I was at the auto body shop getting an estimate to get it repaired. The owner of the shop (Arturo) and I got along famously, and he offered to repair an unrelated scratch on my car for free. I politely declined.
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August22

Being comfortable in a place of possibility

It’s four in the morning, and I can’t sleep. My brain’s buzzing with possibilities of an unexpected and extremely cool opportunity that truly excites me.   Talk about an uncomfortable place to be!   On the one hand, I am thrilled by what could be possible with this opportunity and partnership. The people involved seem
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July11

I’m on a blogging vacation until August 22nd

Hi all!   This blog is going to be on summer vacation from July 11 through August 21, returning all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Saturday, August 22nd.   In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of my kitten, Wilhelmina Crabbycakes! (Isn’t she cute?)     Miao!   Now go off and enjoy a summertime adventure!
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June27

What you say to yourself matters

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a landmark decision making gay marriage legal in all 50 states.   While there was a ton of celebrating going on when SCOTUS announced its decision, I couldn’t help but notice something else:   So many people interviewed, and so many of my
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June21

Facing the blank page: Jeannel’s jazzy strategy

The following is an excerpt from Draw Forth: How to Host Your Own Visual Conversations Without Having to Be a Professional Artist or a Full-On Facilitator, available at Amazon.com.   One of the most common questions I am asked [as a graphic facilitator] is: “How do you know what to do with the paper during
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