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…Help Yourself

Happy Thanksgiving Tuesday! If you’re traveling today, safe travels, and put your phone down. If you’re prepping for hosting, God bless you, and good luck. Everyone else, it’s time to talk about food. Specifically, the food you and others will be consuming this Thursday.

Don’t worry, this won’t take long. To make it easy, I’ve come up with a short list of simple guidelines to keep in mind as you sit down with friends and family this holiday. Read the rest of this entry

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…Be Kind

Happy Monday, fellow crusaders! Mondays can be hard. Thankfully, this week kicks off with a spirit booster — World Kindness Day.

The great thing about kindness is that it only takes a little to turn a day around. Which means no matter your situation, you can afford to spread it. 

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…think on it

Today marks day four of Chicago Ideas Week, (TED-like event, for the non-Chicagoan readers), and it has me thinking, crusaders.

We live in a world full of more and more opinions, more and more places to share them, and fewer and fewer filters.

And I’m not here to say that opinions are bad, as the saying goes, we’re all entitled to them, but their value depends on how informed they are, and that bar seems to move around a lot.

But like I said, Ideas Week has me wondering what would happen if we spent less time shouting our opinions and more time listening. Would there be more room for ideas? And I mean big, world-changing ideas.  Read the rest of this entry

…Find the Words

Today is National Poetry Day,

And I have something I’d like to say.

Poems, they come in all shapes and sizes,

An obvious statement, I realize this.
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…be random

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Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day! Here’s hoping you’ve already celebrated appropriately. This What to Watch Wednesday, in the spirit of the randomness of the day, I thought I’d take a moment for an under-loved (in ratings only) Marvel gem. I’m talking about “Agent Carter.” Read the rest of this entry