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Looking Forward

Looking Forward

One of the best things about getting up every morning is that I get to decide what the day is going to be like. Just like packing for a trip, where I decide what to bring and what to leave behind, I get to decide what I am going to bring into the day. Am…

Stories

What Stories Are You Telling?

Every good story has a victim, a villain, and a guide. The victim of the story sets out on a journey and loses a few battles with the villain. Then the victim meets the guide, who shows him how to become a victor, and the victim eventually emerges as the hero. Think of the original…

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The Illusion of Control

This past Thursday was the deadline for early action admissions at Georgia Tech and UGA, two schools to which our 18-year-old son is applying, and oh!—how I wished I were in control of his schedule. If it were me, I would have had the application completed and the essays written weeks ago. But I did…

Frame

What Frame Are You Choosing?

“You pick your endings and your beginnings. You get to pick the frame, you know? Maybe you don’t choose what’s in the picture, but you decide on the frame.” —John Green, “Turtles All the Way Down” I love this quote because it applies to everything in life. You get to decide your frame—no matter where…