Monthly Archives: October 2010

Twenty Nine.

My best posts start with tears before my fingers hit the soft, hollow, clack, of the keyboard.  I turned twenty nine. Sometimes, you hold something away from yourself, so that the emotional toll of it won’t overcome you.  It’s now the 21st, and it’s been five days since I grew older by the calendar year….

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When Bad Business happens to an organization…

The ‘ask’ in any business is a form of art.  Whether we’re a non-profit asking for financial donations, a entrepreneur asking for a 15-minute meeting, or a corporation seeking buy-in from employees, the ask can be detrimental or successful. Today, I received a letter from a former parish.  (One I spoke about HERE.)  After spending nearly 23…

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Goodbye. Hello.

It’s been years.   For some reason, I couldn’t bring myself to joyfully return to a city that acts like an internal time-warp, confusing my mind and heart.  It’s an iconic trip.  A letting go, adventure. I’ll tour the city where there are words painted on the wall next to my dorm room.  Painted and…

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My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

I felt the weight of the envelope from the ‘Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.’  I wondered if they had the audacity to include me in an annual giving campaign or perhaps it was a mistake.  I opened the envelope and looked in confusion of what it contained.  Propaganda, plain and simple.  I tucked the envelope…

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Overcoming The Fear Of Speaking Up…

“The key to change, is to let go of fear.”  - Rosanne Cash All the scariest things I’ve done in my life, have involved an ‘overcoming.’  My biggest fear, stood in front of my face tonight in the mirror as I quietly second-guessed a large decision I made about speaking up to someone who had…

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