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Gleaning’s Roots Run Deep

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Gleaning is the ancient practice of collecting the remaining crop from the field after it has been harvested. Here’s the story of how I recently gleaned my ranch.

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The Book of Virtues – Modern Day Lessons

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Virtues. Self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, courage, honesty, loyalty and faith. Our own Kat Merrick discusses her path to lessons learned in The Book of Virtues.

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With A Shake Of The Hand

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Handshakes say more than just “hello.” What does your handshake tell people? Here is Kat Merrick‘s take on the history and true meaning of the handshake.

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The Art Of Working As A Team

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Totally Local VC’s Kat Merrick discusses what it takes to work successfully as part of a team. Including dealing with when the process goes horribly wrong.

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Finding Heroes

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Watching the movie 42 reminded me of my dad using sports heroes to instill life lessons. But who are today’s heroes? And what have we learned?

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A Little Mental Housecleaning

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We all have days when we wake up and things just aren’t happening the way we want. So we need to do a little mental housecleaning now and then.

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Thanking Our Wonderful Volunteers

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American volunteerism recently reached a 5 year high. We would like to say a big “thank you” to all of our Totally Local VC volunteers.

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Reflections On Surf Rodeo

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What stood out to me about the this past weekend’s Surf Rodeo are the generations – so many young and old enjoying the day. And what they all learned.

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