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Wealth Notes: Inspire

  • Why Beauty is Important

    October 22, 2021

    To Inspire:   I (Matt) came across this March 2019 blog post from a freelance journalist, Eric Carlson and thought you would enjoy it. Entitled Why Beauty is Important for our Lives and our Cities, Eric touches on a theme we’ve often reflected on – the importance of beauty in living a great life – […]

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  • A Six Hour Drive Delivers Food and Kindness

    October 15, 2021

    To Inspire:   One afternoon in March 2021, Ekiben restaurant in Baltimore got an email. But instead of an order, or catering request, it was a man asking for a recipe. The man, Brandon Jones, was writing for the recipe for tempura broccoli topped with fresh herbs, diced onion, and fermented cucumber vinegar. Brandon was […]

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  • Who Will You Be in Five Years?

    October 8, 2021

    To Inspire:  Years ago, one of my college-age sons invited his girlfriend at the time to our family Christmas gathering. After dinner, we all sat around playing Catch Phrase. Are you familiar with it? You divide into two teams and when it’s your team’s turn, one of your teammates gets 60 seconds to offer clues […]

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  • Great Ways to Savor Autumn

    September 28, 2021

    To Inspire: Last week Lisa and I (Matt) spent Sunday afternoon with our family out at Lynd’s Fruit Farm – picking apples, going on a hayride and enjoying time with our children and their families. It was a beautiful fall day and we LOVED the entire outing. There’s a reason F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that “life […]

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  • Commercial Star Works to Help Refugees

    September 23, 2021

    To Inspire: Most of us recognize Milana Vayntrub as the quirky lovable Lily from those fun AT&T commercials. But it’s her work helping refugees that’s really making a difference. In this issue of WealthNotes we share that part of her great life – via excerpts below from an article by Jessica Toomer and posted back […]

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  • Gander and the Come From Aways

    September 17, 2021

    To Inspire:   You may already know the story of Gander, Newfoundland and its role in 9/11. After all, the story was turned into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and that musical has now been made into a movie, just released on streaming service Apple TV+. I was fortunate to originally hear this story from […]

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  • WWII Vet Meets Source of His Most-Prized Possession

    September 10, 2021

    To Inspire: This weekend is a time to remember the many lives lost twenty years ago on 9/11 as well as their family members and the many first responders. We recall with gratitude the great sacrifices made and the sacrifices that continue to be made to help ensure that such an event never happens again. […]

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  • Garbage Collectors Create Their Own Community Library

    September 3, 2021

    To Inspire: I’m a reader, I love books – real books, not eBooks – and I tend to want to buy and keep them. But when I do clear some out, I make sure they go to a good home – a friend, the local library, etc. I can’t imagine throwing a book in the […]

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  • Yes, It IS Possible!

    August 27, 2021

    To Inspire: When I decided to write I committed to building the habit of writing every day for thirty minutes. But I have not been successful doing it, at least not consistently. Why? Somedays it was the other demands on my time. Somedays it was just procrastination. “WRITE” is on my calendar every day. But […]

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  • Make the Most of Your Time

    August 18, 2021

    To Inspire:   In this issue of Wealth Notes, Partner and Co-founder Matt Palmer shares excerpts from the book, “Life With A Capital L: Embracing Your God-Given Humanity,” by Matt Heard. In a chapter entitled, Time: Life is Daily, Heard urges the reader to infuse each day with meaning and purpose. Here is an excerpt […]

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