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  • Animal House

    Last year, my roommate and I agreed that should one of us unexpectedly get run over by a bus or killed in a kitchen fire because someone (Stephanie) forgot to unplug the George Foreman grill, the survivor would immediately destroy a box containing all of their friend’s most embarrassing, private and objectionable personal items.   That’s not to say I’m hiding a Polaroid of an indecent encounter...
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    Last week I went to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While most 25-year-olds would choose to spend their vacation drinking adult beverages on the beach, I prefer to visit places where I could be mauled to death by wild animals. Bear spray literally in hand—I had my finger on the trigger for the majority our first hike—and bear bells tied to my shoelaces, I spent a good portion of the...
  • The Role of Property Manager is Changing: Will You Move With it or Will You be Left Behind?

    I recently had the tremendous pleasure of hearing real estate industry expert and visionary Christopher Lee speak at a conference about his new publication, “Transformational Leadership in the New Age of Real Estate”. Lee has a “Tell-it-Like-it-is” attitude that’s mirrored in his writing, and his document sets out the likely future of the real estate industry. During this talk, Lee made several...
  • The Power of Positive Thinking—And Oprah Podcasts

    My roommate—who is a self-proclaimed mess right now, both personally and professionally—has started downloading podcasts from Oprah’s Spirit Channel to re-center herself. Last week she pulled out a notebook and began rattling off inspiring catch phrases—nuggets of wisdom such as “remember your spirit,” “what we dwell on is who we become” and “never speak out against the beef industry.” My...

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