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Ripping Off and Shouting Out

  • August 30, 2017

Two of my favorite things in the world: ripping off good ideas and shouting people out. Today, we got to do both at the same time! A few weeks ago, I was visiting the offices of the East Durham Children's…

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The art of losing

  • August 27, 2017

A man who changed my life passed away this weekend. Michael Cavanagh was professor emeritus of English at Grinnell College. He taught me Poetry as a Freshman; then he taught me Shakespeare as a junior. Poetry is one of the great joys…

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We’re rich!

  • August 23, 2017

Big news on my end today. Thought you might want to know that I'm now a multi-millionaire. I have in my wallet what I'm 99.9% sure is the $700 million winning Powerball ticket. And don't get any big ideas - the ticket…

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  • August 20, 2017

Last Friday, we celebrated a birthday at Kidznotes. Vandora Davis, our incredible Director of Finance and Operations, once again turned 39 years old. I love celebrating birthdays with our team and family (honestly, I love celebrating anything), and so we had party…

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  • August 16, 2017

The North Carolina Arts Council turns 50 years old this year. They are an incredible organization that has "invested in artists and arts organizations to create an enviable arts infrastructure that reaches every corner of our state" ( I had…

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  • August 13, 2017

I love golf. When I win the $430 million Powerball jackpot this week, the first thing I'll do is donate a ton to Kidznotes. The second thing I'll do is retire and play golf every single day. I've been incredibly…

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¡Viva México!

  • August 9, 2017

I'm back! Five days in Mexico (without The Binder! Egad!) seemed to fly by. Our trip was a study in contrasts: four fun, adventure filled days, followed by a final day that can only be described as a comedy of errors. But…

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The Binder

  • August 2, 2017

I am a planner. And by that I mean I enjoy the act of planning things: events, concerts, staff retreats. What I love planning the most, though, are trips. Family vacations. I will spend hour upon hour, for week after…

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  • August 1, 2017

Today was an incredibly busy day...the kind of day that's so full of activity, your early morning meeting feels like it happened two days ago. Recapping my day to Julia tonight, I actually began with our staff meeting...which, at 10:00…

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  • July 31, 2017

We have visitors in the Kidznotes office this week: two wonderful accountants are hunkering down for the next few days to perform our annual audit. Don't worry - this isn't an "IRS knocking at the door" kind of audit. Nonprofits…

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