A New Foundation Atop the Old

July 23, 2015
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A New Foundation Atop the Old

Dan Millman, a world-class gymnast, wrote a book called Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a fictional memoir of his early life and spiritual growth. It turns out, the main catalyst of his spiritual journey was an attendant at an all-night gas station, appropriately called Socrates for the wisdom he provided. Dan quotes Socrates as...

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Finding a Purpose in Life

May 14, 2015
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Finding a Purpose in Life

It’s in the air!  (Or maybe it’s just suddenly on my radar!) Within the past 6 months or so, I’ve come across and read a half-dozen books centered on “life at the end of life” – the decisions we make, the goals we set,...

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A Tribute to Sam Goldwyn, Jr.

January 22, 2015
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A Tribute to Sam Goldwyn, Jr.

I thought John Goldwyn really nailed it in his tribute to his father Sam Goldwyn, Jr. in Variety following Sam’s passing. I was particularly drawn to the quote from the writer Richard LaGravenese in John’s tribute that for me described why Sam was one...

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Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

December 10, 2014
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Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

For many years, volunteerism has been an essential part of the MPTF story; essential, but unspoken. Our on-campus Volunteer Guild members put in 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually...

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Reflecting on Our Core Values

October 13, 2014
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Reflecting on Our Core Values

This time of year in the Jewish faith is a time of reflection.  The new year (in the Jewish calendar) is coming in and as Jews  are given a...

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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

September 5, 2014
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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

It used to be that on a fairly regular basis I got a statement from Social Security showing what my monthly check would look like at age 65.  I...

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