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Teach Backs

If you ask most people how they feel about public speaking the response will not be positive. Paranoia about getting up in front of a group of people ranks up there with fear of spiders (understandable) and snakes (really understandable). But one of the best methods for determining if you,

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What If You Won the Lottery?

If you are like most people, you probably have dreamed what it would be like to win one of these massive lottery jackpots. Recently there was a jackpot that was over $1 billion. That is some serious money! When most people think what they would do if they won the

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Write Your Own Song

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I’m a huge music fan. So many songwriters somehow find a way to express things I’ve been thinking but couldn’t articulate. This morning one of my favorite songs over the past year came on. I love “City of Music” by

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Recommended Reading

I love reading. A lot. If you’ve kept up with this blog for any length of time you already know that. In fact, as I’m writing this blog I am nearly done with “Noise” by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein. It’s an interesting and somewhat troubling book –

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Somebody’s Watching You

Ah, the 80’s! The best clothes. The best shows. And the best music. Great music! One of the songs from that period is called “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell. That song had these lines: Who’s watching? Tell me who’s watching Who’s watching me? Now some may say that Rockwell is

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Mission Creep

Doing more with less has been the mantra of first responders for a while now. There’s no denying that it has gotten worse over the past several years where agencies have seen a decrease in budgets, staffing shortages, and an increase in violent attacks on our brothers and sisters. But

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