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Observations, Insight and Reflection Through The Eyes Of A Life Long Learner

Small Things for Joe

Greg Crumpton Small Things for Joe

Many of you have lost close friends, family and loved ones. Me too, but I think I just forgot how to lose someone I cared for and cared about. Last February, my buddy Joe was diagnosed with lung cancer. He hadn’t smoked in 50 years, but it didn’t matter. He was riddled with it. I […]

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The Resignation

You’re what? That’s right, eventually we all hear this. A person you have worked hard with, nurtured, tutored, coached, guided, etc. has decided to leave you. Sometimes it’s hard to hear. Actually, most of the time it’s hard to hear. If the person wasn’t performing well or needed help, then you either helped them or […]

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We Are Safe, and Yes, Secure

It’s early, the joy of getting some years behind us is that we sleep really late into the morning …. Not! But, early it was and I had just spent a great night at a dear friend’s house up in a very beautiful part of Virginia with he and his family. Having a few quiet […]

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The Humble Guide

I was just standing there waiting for my take out order, when my week was made so whole and so complete that I couldn’t quit smiling.    Smiling as in major goof-ball kind of smiling, all the way home.   It had been a great week of travel in California with my bride. We did […]

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Emerging Technology

You have undoubtedly heard the Term, “Edge Computing”. Well, what does that mean and why should you care? Consider the amount of data being gathered by Big Box stores, by machines as they talk to one another, by traffic signals, etc. There is just a tremendous amount of data that simply does not need to […]

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Culture: You Can’t Fake It

by Greg Crumpton Some things you can fake. Friends, resumes, GPA’s while in school, et cetera. These things can be, but are often not, fact-checked. Culture is not an item that fits into this category. What is culture? It’s the feeling you get in your gut when you hear members of families, companies, clubs or […]

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How Deep to Dig

Do you ever wonder if you are asking too much, digging too deep or simply have expectations that others seldom seem to meet? The drive for excellence, not equating excellence with perfection here, is an awesome journey for those that are on that path. The challenge comes when we meet people who simply are not […]

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It Isn’t About the Points

“May I have my water?” I asked politely as I finished checking in. “We don’t have any water,” the young man working the front counter responded. “It doesn’t have to be chilled, just a couple of bottles of room temp water is fine,” I said. “We don’t have ANY water,” he relays with a bit […]

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Call of Duty

Have you ever had an obsession that made you absolutely nuts?  Nuts in that no matter how hard you tried, you just couldn’t quit thinking about that “thing” that was consuming you?   For me, this has happened a few times in life.   The first time I remember it happening was when I was […]

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Why Mentor?

December 1997 – my wife goes to a school in the small town south of Charlotte that we had just relocated to.  She meets with the principle and asks, “Is there a family in need that we can help this year?” Being new to the Charlotte community, we wanted to help locally and thought that […]

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