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February 25, 2020
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Opportunity Day

Labor Day iconOne of my favorite quotes attributed to Thomas Edison seems appropriate as our nation celebrates Labor Day 2013.  He once said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  A few weeks ago actor Ashton Kutcher offered a paraphrased version at the Teen Choice Awards when he said, “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like work.  I never had a job in my life that I was better than.”

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I Have a Dream

I have a dreamAugust 28, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  It was delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters during the March for Jobs and Freedom event.  Near the end of the address Dr. King departed from his prepared remarks for a largely improvised oration that has become the most famous part of the speech.

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Being Bored

Bored WomanOne of the lessons I learned while growing up on a farm was the importance of allowing fields to regenerate their soil.  The term we used was “lying fallow” and it meant that a particular parcel of ground was left to its own devices for a planting season.  Without the stress of producing a crop the land could rest and important nutrients could be restored for the following year.

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