Category Archives: Purpose

Looking for the right way

As I jogged towards Rice University last Monday, I had already forgotten about the theme of my morning reflection time: “Looking for the Right Way.” A middle aged woman, looking confused, stopped me on the running path. “Do you know … Continue reading

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A walk around the lake

I turned to Sarah and said, “I can’t believe I never walked around this lake before.” The beautiful, iconic Lake Waban at Wellesley College, the lake that I peered at for hours perched on my favorite purple chair in the … Continue reading

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Listening to the moments

“Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?”  This is one of the new essay prompts for the 2013-2o14 Common Application. For the past … Continue reading

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Quick – Elevator Doors Opening!

Perhaps you’ve heard the expression — the “Elevator Pitch.” You have a minute or less to tell about yourself, your business, your project, your passion, before the elevator doors open and your fellow rider gets off. What do you say? … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

Digging through a box of old letters, I came across the following exchange between my father and me: February 4, 1979 Dear Dad, Contrary to predictions, I survived my mid-stay week. … About six of us spent three hours one … Continue reading

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