Unlocking the Dream

The advent of games like Escape Room and BreakoutEDU started around 2007 and their popularity has only kept growing. All across the USA, there are storefront Escape Room entertainment venues where groups of people pay to work collaboratively in order to solve a mystery and literally break out of a room. They willingly agree to be locked in until they can accomplish the task together (or give up). We all […]

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May 5: The Real Story

… and this is what our world needs– for all of us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, connecting one heart to another, and acting to make our dreams take shape. Last week, at The National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, USA, more than 1,000 flags hung across the 90 foot floor to ceiling windows, around the 200 foot balcony rail, and across the pipe […]

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What’s Behind a Dream?

While our dreams in life will change as we grow and our circumstances shift, when we align our evolving dreams to our values, they provide the ballast, the permanence, that’s critical for a steady course–now and in the future. “The values and the dreams are in an alignment for a better tomorrow.” –Gregory Mevs On Friday I got my first tour of the school. I have been a teacher for […]

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My Barrier Becomes a Bridge

This is the second of a series of blog posts from my recent work in Haiti. The real date of this posting is April 27, but I am backdating it to April 5 when it was written and experienced. –Jeffrey Harlan The Language Barrier had become a Language Bridge. Because I couldn’t explain the program myself, Pepe explained it as he understood it and as he appreciated it, so it […]

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Not Staying in Place

This is the first of a series of blog posts from my recent work in Haiti. The real date of this posting is April 21, but I am backdating it to April¬†4 when it was written and experienced. –Jeffrey Harlan The opportunity we have before us–in Haiti and around the world– is how to support the translation of that thinking into actions that help all of us get “out of […]

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Cloud Cloth Annual Campaign

When our son Nathaniel was two years old, he would come into the living room shouting, “Mommy, Daddy, come see! It’s fun raising on TV!” And he was hard to resist. Walking into our bedroom with the TV on, we’d see the announcer who had just told kids, at a break in the programming,¬† to go get their parents–for the fundraising. I wish I could come to you with the […]

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