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Do You Have What It Takes?

In August we had the privilege of producing a video about a school backpack charity event. What struck me most in watching this event unfold was the evidence of commitment. Sure, there’s the

commitment of the hundreds of volunteers who collect school items, pack school bags and distribute them. It pales in comparison to the commitment of the families who come to get the backpacks. Continue reading

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Do You Live in Courage?

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, the day we honor all armed service veterans and celebrate the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. In a way, it’s a day to celebrate living in courage. I’m convinced that if

Do you live in courage? Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog hats off, 3 refs on the field during the National anthem, US flag on the jumbotron in background

Courage exists in many forms and can be found anywhere.

you have never served in the military, you can not fully know the courage it takes to go into battle and to fight. To live inside a war and knowingly put yourself in harm’s way. To risk being maimed. To kill or be killed. Continue reading

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It’s the Morning After: What Have We Done?

Yesterday American voters had the chance to elect or re-elect their public representatives and to voice their opinions about ballot issues. Yesterday, the American

What have we done? Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog, Two seagulls on the beach, walking away from each other

Listening can be hard and making assumptions about what another has said can lead to a fracture in a relationship.

people spoke their truth. Now it’s time for those elected to honor their promises to us. I’m not sure we know what those promises really are. I’m not sure that we really heard what all the candidates have said over the long campaign season. Worse, I’m not sure that those we have elected have heard what we really meant. Continue reading

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