Life Is Messy

Today is National Siblings Day. While this is not a federally recognized holiday, the governors of 49 states have recognized this day at the state level. I’m not sure which state has been the hold out, but they really need to get their act together. If I had to bet, I would pick Vermont. They…

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Beautiful Morning

Another photograph of the big cats on a foggy morning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This particular shot is a bit more dramatic. “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. It will defend itself.” – St. Augustine

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The Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom may be a familiar attraction to those that frequent Disney parks. At 100 acres, it is the biggest Disney attraction in the world (The Magic Kingdom is 107 acres). Like any trip to any zoo, the level of excitement is completely dependent on the cooperation of the inhabitants.…

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space shuttle on launchpad at night

Lost in Space

Many moons ago, sometime in the early 90’s, I had the opportunity to have a front row seat at the launch of the Space Shuttle. It was a humbling experience, as I witnessed the amazing coordination required to ensure a successful shuttle launch. It was the evening before the launch when I had the opportunity…

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Disney Epcot France

Sweet Tooth

A visit to the France pavilion in Disney’s Epcot is probably the closet you can get to a Parisian Sunday afternoon in the US. On a recent trip, I took several photos in Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie while trying to decide which of these picturesque treats to buy. The secret is, you don’t have to…

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Epcot World Showcase Torch Night

The Torch Has Passed

This is a picture of one of the dozens of torches that surround the World Showcase at Disney’s Epcot. “Passing of the torch” is how we describe the transitions that frequently occur in business, government and private life. With the passing of the torch, knowledge is often transferred, along with authority and responsibility. A functional…

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Power and Might

I had the pleasure of witnessing these amazing cats early one morning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The peaceful demeanor they exhibited as we drove by made me appreciate that true power does not need to be demonstrated for us to know it exists. A confident leader can lead with grace, humility and concern. “I am…

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