01.202015
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Good Finkin’

Good Finkin’

I’m not sure exactly where he picked it up, but my two-year-old nephew has started a new trend in our family.  Whenever any of us does something he approves of, he gives us a big thumbs up and says, “Good finkin’!”  Usually this is followed by the name of the person he’s addressing.  “Good finkin’,…

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01.062015
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New

New

New.  Like the year.  Like the pair of boots you got for Christmas.  Like the carpet in our office.  Like the feeling you get standing at the cusp of an opportunity.  Exciting.  Mysterious.  Irresistible. New.  Like the donor who came in our office with a very significant donation last week.  It was rolled up and…

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12.162014
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Cheesy Christmas

Cheesy Christmas

The truth is, I love cheesy Christmas movies.  This time of year, give me a semi-good storyline, some cute kids, a sweet love story, a Santa costume, and perhaps a puppy, and I’m bound to find it downright riveting.  The guy always gets the girl.  The kids always discover that Santa is real.  And in…

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12.022014
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Intentional

Intentional

Intentional  (adjective) 1. done with intention or on purpose; intended. Random  (adjective) 1. proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern. Sometimes I like to be random.  Spontaneously take a different route home from work.  Or walk in the store and make a large purchase I hadn’t been planning.  Try a new place…

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11.192014
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Eleven Degrees

Eleven Degrees

Eleven Degrees. And we’re not talking degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.  We’re talking the actual outdoor temperature as I write this in Marion, Indiana, November 18th, 2014.  It was the harsh, nay despicable, reality I faced when I got out of bed this morning.  I texted my best friend to lament, who sympathized, but was…

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11.042014
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Best Ever

Best Ever

Well, we’ve done it again.  We’ve launched our online scholarship application and opened the opportunity for hundreds of Grant County students to apply for thousands of scholarship dollars.  Maybe I’m just excited, or an optimist, or just confident in our community of Fabulous Foundation Followers, but I anticipate this being the best scholarship season EVER….

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10.222014
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Birthdays, Deadlines, and Opportunities

Birthdays, Deadlines, and Opportunities

Emerson is six-years-old.  If you ask her, “How are you?”  She will answer, “I’m six-years-old.”  She’s pretty stuck on it.  After all, turning six-years-old was a big deal.  There was a party, singing, clapping, and most importantly, presents.  She enjoyed her own birthday so much, that when my birthday came around, she felt compelled to…

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10.082014
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Apple Week Again

Apple Week Again

Coming to a Community Foundation near you October 13th -17th. I just love Apple Week.  For those of you just joining us, Apple Week is the way we mark the end of our summer season and the launch into our busiest time of year.  You’ll start to see our information about upcoming scholarships, new grants…

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