Archive for December 2010

How to Start 2011

When you read this it will already be next year—you’ll probably read it on Monday (the first work day of 2011) although some of you more driven types will read it over the holiday weekend. So, since it’s the first week of an entirely new year, here are a few things to keep in mind–…

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What’s That in the Road…a Head?

When I was a kid, just before the discovery of fire, dumb jokes were something to be proud of. Real groaners were the mark of a real man…a cool guy. One of our worst/coolest was to change the emphasis on words in a sentence. Like this… 1. Throw Mama From the Train….(long pause) a Kiss.…

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The Decline and Fall (or Will it be Rise) of America

Whether you are conservative or liberal, rich or poor doesn’t matter much for this conversation. I just want to ask you to think about America. Our home. Most of us from any philosophical or political stripe would agree on this—America is in trouble and appears to be in a stall if not a descent. My…

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Government’s Sole Purpose

Why do men enter into society, into an agreed government of any kind (unless they be the victims of some military-totalitarian regime)? Protection! Protection of our lives from invaders and murderers. Protection of our freedom from enemies and slaveholders. Protection of our property from pillagers and thieves. Apart from protection what other reason would a…

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White Christmas

It was 1963 and my family had driven from Florida to Jackson, Mississippi for Christmas. We usually stayed home for the holidays but for some reason unknown to an 8 year old we decided to travel. It was there, in a fairly unlikely location, that I experienced my first and only White Christmas–until today. Some…

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Wisdom from Joshua Wooden

John Wooden’s father, Joshua Wooden, gave each son these 7 words of wisdom when they graduates from grade school: 1. Be true to yourself. 2. Make each day your masterpiece. 3. Help others. 4. Drink deeply from good books. 5. Make friendship a fine art. 6. Build a shelter against a rainy day. 7. Pray…

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Hackers Get Lumps of Coal and a Switch for Christmas

I don’t know what motivates hackers to get into places like Facebook or other sites and place their inanely stupid links, pictures, and videos. Maybe in some perverted way it’s like a mountain climber—it was there. At any rate, grow up. Do something productive with your talent. You’re obviously smart and know computer security pretty…

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Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night

Since I’m not sure who’s taking off when for Christmas and the holidays, I wanted to get this out to everyone… Our prayers are that each of you, your families and friends, are able to truly enjoy this time of year and that you have a wonderful Christmas. Take time. Relax. Hug your kids. Kiss…

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Advice from the Tractor’s Seat

Thanks to Marsha Hunt for sharing this… Reflections from the Seat of an Old Tractor An Old Farmer’s Advice Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.…

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It’s the People of the Company That Make a Difference

Thanks to Liz Whitney for sharing this wonderful story about a member of the EmployBridge team. This is what their values look like beyond the business and into the community—making a difference. Here in Salt Lake City we have an Angel!!!  It is a little known fact that our own Alejandro DeLa Torre, from the…

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