07.102012
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Common Sense is Remarkable

Seth Godin.  I’m telling you, this guy is as brilliant as he is bald.  And, he’s super bald.  In one of his recent blogs he spoke of the late Steve Jobs and his unreasonable, last-minute demands on the Apple iPhone specifications before its first release.  Unreasonable because they weren’t on the basic ‘things to do’…

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07.022012
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Flower Rings, Freedom Rings

I bet I’m not the only one who remembers placing little flower-shaped Salerno butter cookies on your fingers as a kid and eating them off one petal at a time. It’s a wonderful memory.  Maybe it’s because, in my imagination, on my little hands those cookies fit like real rings.  Or maybe it was because…

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06.262012
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Cowabunga, Miss America

In case you’re older than, say 12, you may not use the term Cowabunga much, if at all.  According to Wiktionary, Cowabunga is a “slang expression of surprise or amazement, often followed by ‘dude’”.  I heard the term several times last Saturday when I went tubing at Mississinewa Lake with my five and six year…

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06.192012
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Bill Cosby, Mermaids, and Graduates

Mermaid by Kylie Alexander I used to work for Universal…as in TheUniversal.  You know the one with all of the movies, music, and video games.  I was their National Implementation Manager for their lesser-known education division.  I had a home office here in Grant County from 1998-2002 where I would conduct my regular business between…

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06.122012
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Momma Needs a New Pair of Shoes

I’m no Imelda Marcos.  I don’t have 3000 pairs of shoes.  And, I definitley don’t have a shoe musuem.  But, I do have one fewer pair of shoes this week; thus, momma’s need for a new pair of shoes. It all started out rather innocently.  I went over to my brother and sister-in-law’s home Sunday…

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05.312012
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Stop. Collaborate and Listen.

The Community Foundation has the privilege of being a leader and a neutral convener in Grant County.  This means that we get to work with some of the coolest people around these parts.  No, seriously these people rock.  I was reminded of this at our recent Annual Meeting when Vectren Foundation President, Jeff Whiteside, told…

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05.222012
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I’m Not Afraid to Die on a Treadmill

I read this weekly eNewsletter by Jon Gordon called Positive Strategies to Fuel Your Life and Career.  Who wouldn’t want to read that, right? Well, this week, Jon asks us, “So, what does Will Smith have to do with you?” This really caught my attention because lately I can’t stop listening to the MIB3  (Men…

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05.152012
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What’s Your Super Power?

My husband once said that he hoped our kids would have his IQ, but be as smart as me.  I laughed.  And for good reason.  You see, he’s super smart.  The kind of smart where you never want to be on the opposite team as him in Trivial Pursuit, ever.  Put him on the same…

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05.082012
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Celebrate Good Times, Come On

 How does a Community Foundation celebrate good times?  Well, while we’re no Cool and the Gang, we get the concept of celebrating all of the good things happening in Grant County thanks to the generosity of our donors. Each year we have an Annual Meeting—this year it will be May 17th at 6:00 p.m….

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04.302012
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Mr. Irrelevant

Mr. Irrelevant of 2012 is Chandler Harnish.  Now, for all of you out there that aren’t uber-sporty (like me), the prestigious title of Mr. Irrelevant is bequeathed upon the very last player picked in the NFL draft each year. This year, Mr. Irrelevant officially became an Indianapolis Colt; so Hoosiers definitely haven’t heard the last…

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