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Taxes and the Electric Cheetah

The first time I met my tax guy at his office, I think he might have enjoyed offering me lunch: “Let’s head to the Electric Cheetah.” I know he saw the expression of alarm on my face when he laughed…”It’s … Continue reading

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I started a club!

I hate waking up early. I have never been one of those guys who embraces the early morning hours of any given day. Honestly, I have always been jealous of “those guys” who can get up 7 hours before the … Continue reading

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A tale of two shoppers

Today I’m celebrating my 42nd Thanksgiving. And to kick things off, I did something I’ve never done on any of the previous celebrations…I shopped at 5:30am. And the two people I met in line gave me great material for this morning’s blog! Continue reading

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Mistakes leaders make (4/10)

I’m working my way through a book, The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make, by Hans Finzel, and I’m really enjoying the challenge. So for the next ten Saturdays I want to work through these ten mistakes, knowing that they apply … Continue reading

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Three thoughts for the weekend

After our first full winter in northern Michigan, I’m enjoying the warm spring days that remind me that summer is really coming to Michigan, and that soon I will tan up, be enjoying late night walks in the warm summer … Continue reading

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What are you thankful for?

By Joe Castaneda We moved to Michigan in March of 2013. There was snow on the ground. There was snow on the ground in April. We actually celebrated our first Michigan Easter by visiting a church, and Celina did an … Continue reading

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Three thoughts about running

By Joe Castaneda I’ve started training for my first 1/2 marathon. When I started 5 weeks ago I didn’t like running. Ok, that’s a bit of an understatement because I once told a guy “I’d almost rather have all four … Continue reading

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1 year ago today…

By Joe Castaneda On March 20th, 2013, our family began a new chapter in the journey of our lives. Five days earlier we had packed up our home in Oregon, loaded all of our earthly belongings into 40 square feet … Continue reading

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When life gives you 200″ of snow…make Snice Cream!

Traci and I are experiencing our first full winter here in Northern Michigan. The snow hit the ground for good in early November, and here in mid-February, it’s still falling strong (another 6” fell yesterday). For the year, over 200” … Continue reading

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Choices…choices…choices…

Ultimately, every change you want tot make in your life, no matter how “big” or “small,” boils down to every individual choice you make. My wife loves this saying: “How you do anything, is how you do every thing.” In … Continue reading

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