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What’s your 100-day plan? Aim high, keep your word, get busy

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Exactly 2,400 hours and 144,000 minutes go by in the course of 100 days. A lot can happen in 100 days. America is beginning to evidence the power of 100 days since Trump’s inauguration three weeks ago. President Trump’s 100-day plan has flooded the media since November and caused much controversy. His plan includes repealing

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At the beginning of Christmas Break, I went to Washington, D.C., with some friends. As you’d expect in a big city, we saw several homeless people. Occasionally, they would walk up to car windows to beg. That’s always a difficult situation. Awkward. Also as you’d expect, people avoided eye contact and sped away as soon

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“The poem we read gave an interesting description of snow melting,” Jeremiah said to me. “It was beautiful, I guess, but it didn’t ask me to do anything. So I don’t see why we had to read it.” I don’t think Jeremiah understood how much he had said in those three sentences. But those three

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Have you ever pulled up to a drive-thru window to find that the person in the car in front of you had already paid for your order? When I worked at Starbucks, I was always surprised when someone would start a “pay-it-forward” chain. The next person would pull up to the window, try to hand

During this busy commercial season, be kind to employees

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Imagine that finals are over and you’re back home. You’ve slept a few days and now are ready for some Christmas shopping. Traffic is a mess. You get stuck at the same light for five minutes and why is every single Christmas station playing “The Chipmunk Song” at the same time? Finally you get to

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On Christmas Eve of 1914, British troops, entrenched along the front lines of World War I, heard singing in enemy German camps. The song they heard was “Silent Night, Holy Night.”  In a rare moment of unity between warring parties, the British joined the Germans in song from their own trenches beginning the famous “Christmas

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I’m white. I have never understood what it is like to be an African-American. Or Latino. Or Asian. Or Indian. The truth is, I will never fully understand what it’s like to be anything but white. So I have to make an intentional effort to understand what it’s like to be an ethnic minority in

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