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Important Things That Suck

There is truth to graduation speeches, and also petty pieces of wordly advice from elders like, don’t chew ice or walk in tall grass with no shoes. 310 more words

Case of the Mondays

Was your Monday a happy one? It always seems to amaze me how quick the weekends come and go. Feels like my Monday alarm clock buzzes more often than not, a depressing reminder that the weekend is over and it is back to the grind of meetings, email responses, assignments – all that… 1,000 more words

Inspirational & Encouraging

This is Water

Happy Friday!

The most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about. Sometimes what is real and essential and true is simply hidden in plain sight all around us, if we just take the time to look. 69 more words


“Chase your dreams as long as you possibly can, because the minute that money becomes part of your decision process, it changes everything. Chase your dreams as long as you possibly can and the money will come.” – James Franklin, excerpt from his commencement speech at ESU…

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The Dreamer

2014 University of Chicago Commencement Speaker,Kathryn Gould: Advice from one of the first women in venture capital

This article originally appeared on VentureBeat

I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit.

Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of  2,694 more words


The Hour of Fulfillment: NILA Commencement

This past weekend, I had the great honor and pleasure of giving the commencement address at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts / Whidbey Writers Workshop… 1,607 more words

What are you doing after graduation?

I shared this speech at Denison University‘s 173rd Commencement Exercises — my undergraduate graduation. Video of the address is available here (select the “On Demand” tab, click “Denison Commencement 2014,” and then jump to ~37 minutes in). 956 more words

Denison University