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Be Forty

Tomorrow is my birthday.
I am turning forty.
For some reason the number looks better to me written out as the word “forty,” versus “40.” A little subtler. A little softer.
I wish I could write that it has all been easy breezy, but I’ve had a few “moments” over the last few months in anticipation of the day.

I have very distinct memories of when both of my parents turned forty, and there were … CONTINUE READING

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78/100: Be a Storyteller

78/100 || I was gifted The Storymatic by my brother-in-love, Adam, and decided to have some storytelling fun with it on Tuesday. The premise is that you pull cards from the stack and create a story from it. I do so much writing, that I instead decided to draw out my story. I use the word “drawing” loosely as it is not something that I am entirely comfortable doing – but that is exactly why … CONTINUE READING

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Danny Harris

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Danny Harris was making a routine visit to the Whole Foods on P Street in Washington, D.C. back in 2009 when he looked around and noticed that while he was surrounded by people just like him — “a community of me-s” — no one was interacting or engaged with each other. They were going about their business, separated from each other and unaware of the person next to them. He had worked in policy for … CONTINUE READING

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2015 Denver Startup Week
Part II

Denver Startup Week, September 28th – October 2nd, celebrated its fourth year in existence, with its goals being to:  1) enhance the sense of community amongst Denver entrepreneurs, 2) highlight Denver as an entrepreneurial center on the local, regional and national stage, and 3) provide education, inspiration and networking events for the Denver entrepreneurial community. The BE Stories highlighted some of the week participants’ stories when they stopped into Chase Basecamp – click on … CONTINUE READING

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Scarcity of Wisdom

“We live in a world awash with information, but we seem to face a growing scarcity of wisdom. And what’s worse, we confuse the two. We believe that having access to more information produces more knowledge, which results in more wisdom. But, if anything, the opposite is true — more and more information without the proper context and interpretation only muddles our understanding of the world rather than enriching it.” –Maria Popova


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Tell Me a Story

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A couple weeks ago, a friend who works on teen education programs posted the following message on Facebook: “I’m prepping for a public speaking seminar for teens tomorrow – will you share your favorite TED/other video talks?” It was interesting to see what videos people shared and the common themes that emerged around education, individuality and personal strength. A couple weeks later, Design Sponge posted 5 Videos + Talks Guaranteed to Inspire You, CONTINUE READING

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