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Damon Brinson
Attorney, Bowman and Brooke LLP (licensed in TX, MN)
Attorney, Bowman and Brooke LLP (licensed in TX, MN)

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The "aggregation of marginal gains" and "never miss twice"...

Excellent advice (in sport, business, learning, and life).

Two 9-year-old best buds dancing in the living room to Van Morrison...   #ilovesaturdays  

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On the value of humanities in education -- "...writing well isn't merely a utilitarian skill. It is about developing a rational grace and energy in your conversation with the world around you." -- Verlyn Klinkenborg

Underscoring the point that humanities education has commercial value, too: the report cited in the article is from a group that includes leaders from an array of commercial powerhouses:
- Retired Chairman/CEO, Exelon Corp.
- Retired Chairman/CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.
- President/CEO, TIAA-CREF
- Producer/Screenwriter/Director, Skywalker Properties, Ltd.
- Chairman/President/CEO, Boeing Co.
- Chairman, Adobe Systems, Inc.

"Former English majors turn up almost anywhere, in almost any career, and they nearly always bring with them a rich sense of the possibilities of language, literary and otherwise."

#writing   #education   #humanities   #commerce   

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Live Christmas tree this year. Arizona Blue Ice Cypress. Dreamy.

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Don't believe everything you think.  Especially when it involves limits.  "...your brain is lazy, and a no good, yellow-bellied liar."

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A beautiful letter to his daughters about running, love, and life -- from Leon Lutz.

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The first goal of education must be warm-heartedness.
We have to think and see how we can fundamentally change our education system so that we can train people to develop warm-heartedness early on in order to create a healthier society. I don’t mean we need to change the whole system, just improve it. We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like, love, compassion, tolerance and honesty, and that peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace.

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Cheaper than Solar: Gravity-Powered Lights for the Developing World

30 minutes of light each time a weight is raised. Expected cost: less than $5 to manufacture at scale.

Here's the Indigogo campaign for donations:

"The best way out is always through."
-- Robert Frost, A Servant to Servants (1914)

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The truly astonishing thing about this is the number of people who must have suggested, promoted, designed, revised, "improved," and spit-shined this unthinkably absurd program. And...71% of the proceeds are for undoing the damage done by the program itself? Pure genius.
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