Aug 25, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: Sandra Heska King

Dear You, Yes, you, stretched out there in that lawn chair behind the cement-deer-family-topped, moss-rose-planted mound. You with yet another book in your lap. You probably shouldn’t have burned that story , you know. But it’s okay. It’ll serve a lesson, and it’ll make a good story. Girl, you’re always...Read more +
Aug 26, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: 20/20 Vision

I am an adult third culture kid. My first memories come from early mornings on a rooftop in the southern part of Pakistan. We would sleep on the high flat roof, mosques on all four sides of our home. Mosquito netting covered our beds, shielding our bodies from the harm...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: BBQ Networking

I pull my specialty burgers from the fridge to bring them to room temp. Our son Matt and his wife of one year, Jessica, will arrive in an hour or so. They come by a couple of Sunday afternoons a month for a BBQ. My wife, Cindy, and I eagerly...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: Three Crucial Needs in Your Life

“Keep on with the talents that the Lord has given you. You weren’t put on earth to be a loner. If you are a loner, you have real problems ahead of you.” This is part of the advice that Richard Eckart, 80, would give if he could write a letter...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: From Online to Oprah

Cornell Professor Karl Pillemer interviewed over a thousand senior citizens for The Legacy Project , collecting advice that later found its way into a book entitled 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans . Advice for Work and Life Most of the people interviewed recommend...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: Trust Yourself

Dear girl, Yes, you always will be a girl—or at least part of you will. Fifty feels decidedly ungirlish, I know, but believe me when I tell you this: fifty truly is nifty. Such a great age! The hard work of growing up, navigating relationships, figuring out what it means...Read more +
Aug 22, 2014

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Aug 22, 2014

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Aug 21, 2014

Elevator Operator

Elevator Operator
Bruce Renfroe, an elevator operator in New York City, quickly came to recognize the same somber faces riding his elevator every day. The passengers rarely spoke or even acknowledged one another. Bruce Renfroe took action.Read more +

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