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Going back a few years, a woman arrived at a wide river and needed to find a way to the other side to continue her journey. 

No ferry, bridge, or path could take her there, so she built a raft with the grass, twigs, sticks, and mud around her. Supported by the raft and paddling with her feet and hands, she reached the other side safely. 

As one could imagine, she was grateful for her raft and wondered, since it had been so essential, if she should take it with her. 

What would you do? 

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During the pandemic, Michael longed for live music. He loves going to shows, and he has been lucky to see some tremendous artists like The Ramones at Hammerjacks, Whitney Houston at Wolf Trap, The Bodeans at a Wisconsin Country Fair, Bruce at The Link, and countless performances at the 9:30 Club in D.C, but one of the best was Erasure's ABBA-esque tour at George Mason University. He has even seen Taylor, but not this year since getting tickets was a bit of a kerfuffle. 

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Although this years Super Bowl didn't deliver any viral commercials, quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, gave us a masterclass in leadership and emotional intelligence. 

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How do you wish to be at 85?
My hunch is that you wish to be independent and healthy, right? I'm sure you don't want to be in a nursing home. So if independence is your goal, how do you need to be at 85? Or another way of looking at this is, what causes 85-year-olds to lose their independence?

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In 1866, in the wake of our Civil War, the Ladies' Memorial Association in Georgia decided that they would designate a day to throw flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. However, they didn't want it to be an isolated event, so they asked newspapers to share the idea.

People across the South followed their lead and rested flowers on the confederate graves, but some noticed interspersed union graves left empty, so they started placing flowers on these graves as well.

Their action was a ripple that got published everywhere and led to the creation of Memorial Day in 1868.

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