Lest we not forget

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Lest we not forget Memorial Day.

Hate the wars, love the warriors.

All of them.

Those living without permanent injuries.

Those living with permanent and crippling injuries.

And those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Lest we not forget that freedom is never free, and, all it takes for evil to flourish is for good men and women to do nothing.

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Teaching Disney storyboarding to future leaders

Disney storyboarding
Two days ago.


Teaching a teen about Disney storyboarding this week. Reiterating simple insights from previous lessons.

In a few days he starts a class on Entrepreneurism at his High School. It is being led by Bob Allen at IDEAS. Bob Allen has a rich Disney pedigree.

Disney storyboarding is an exceptional tool to brainstorm and map out the story for anything; a movie, a new Disneyland Attraction, a vacation, a Marketing campaign, a restaurant concept, and of course, a book.

To keep today’s five posts short, this story continues on my four other daily posts. The navigation link is always just below every post on every site. (that’s a hint to scroll down a tiny bit further, and go)




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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.


Midlife Traditions

Midlife traditions, Father-Son Traditions. Traditions are simply one more way to be mindful of all we have to be thankful for.  Here’s the second of seven Father Son traditions, from November 18.

“One, two, three.”

Through the years, I’ve met people who do things that capture my attention. Little things usually.  Seemingly insignificant actually.  Some are not good and others are brilliant.

This one is from Leslie (her real name).  She and her daughter had a tradition that was easy to do and could be creativity extended beyond their particular use.

Leslie would gently, and randomly, squeeze her daughter’s hand – first one time, pause, then twice, pause, then finally three times.  This meant, “I – Love – You.”

After initiating this when our son was about two years old, I started to experiment with other ways:

  • Blink once, pause, blink twice, pause, blink three times
  • With a hand resting on his knee, squeezing it the same as his hand
  • Hugging, the same process
  • Using fingers – hold up one finger, then two, then three
  • Writing a note, “1 – 2 – 3”

The beauty of these is in their simplicity and repeatability. That’s the secret to a lasting midlife tradition.