My Three Moms

Mother’s Day…a day we set aside to honor the women who brought us into this world. And this year, I’m thinking of three such women. My Mom In my own beginning, there was my mom. Without her, I’d quite literally be nowhere. In many ways, she and I are the same […]

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Those People

  What if? What if those people were real people? What if they had real lives? Real jobs? Real moms, dads, wives, husbands, and kids? What if they were well educated? Went to college? Or beyond? What if those people lived next door to you? What if you worked with […]

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The Story Behind JustPopIn! Popcorn (Part I)

For my Keyhole Marketing business, I talk to entrepreneurs and explore the plot twist that led them to start their businesses. In 2003, identical twins Mandy Selke and Carly Swift ditched their corporate gigs to open JustPopIn!—their gourmet popcorn shop in Broad Ripple Village on the north side of Indianapolis. And ever since, they’ve been popping their […]

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My Thank You Note to Jeri Ruetz

“All good things must come to an end.” — Geoffrey Chaucer For nearly two and a half years, she posted and filed…tracked and booked….emailed and uploaded. She added, entered, deleted, exported, estimated, confirmed, adjusted, shared, checked, searched, found, sent, assembled, collected, invoiced, and reminded. She dragged and dropped, wrote and proofread, sent and resent. […]

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Blinding Dim Lights

“In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.” ― Brennan Manning Today, at the beginning of lent—a season of […]

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183 Smiles

Photo courtesy of charity: water It was August. I remember roaming through my backyard—lost in thought. I was searching for something that evaded me…some big idea, some grand reason, some great inspiration. I’d lost my motivation to do this thing called THE APERTURE EFFECT, and I was hoping to find […]

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