Prepared.

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Did you ever walk out of your residence in the morning and forget to grab your PDA from the charging station? What’s your first reaction? My reaction is how fast can I make the turnaround to retrieve it. It’s gotten to the point where I’m not complete without my PDA, and isn’t that tragic? What has happened?   Our expectations … Continue reading


Hope.

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On January 12, I had the privilege to attend and participate in the inauguration ceremony of Nikki Haley. One of the speakers who preceded Governor Haley mentioned the State’s motto. When I looked carefully, South Carolina has two mottos on its official state seal:animis opibusque parati and dum spiro spero. Translated, these slogans are “Prepared In Mind and Resources,” and “While I Breathe I Hope.” It was this … Continue reading


Renewed Optimism.

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It has become seemingly trite to reflect on resolutions at this time in our calendar year. The rhetoric abounds with resolution trends, some picking on personal vulnerabilities. While the marketing side of me expects this, every day brings opportunity for new resolve. We’re fortunate to have the advantage of seeing promising opportunities, and I contend the gateway for advancement goes … Continue reading


It’s the Holiday Season

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I’m a Christmas music junkie, and the moment Thanksgiving ends, I crank up the Christmas tunes. The day “Holly” pops up on XM radio, I begin to phone or text my friends. In my family, we have this silly contest where the winner is the first one to verify that “Holly” has gone live in the XM lineup. In case … Continue reading