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The Black Hills Are Not For Sale: Our Invisible Neighbors

August 18, 2013
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My trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota was amazing, no doubt about it. In a recent blog post, I describe some of the highlights of my experience there. Yet, there is an even more amazing story to be told about the  Black Hills. In 1868, the United States government signed a treaty with […]

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I Left My Heart in the Black Hills of South Dakota

August 3, 2013
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Take me back to the black hills The black hills of Dakota To the beautiful Indian country That I love. Lost my heart in the black hills The black hills of Dakota Where the pines are so high That they kiss the sky above. And when I get that lonesome feelin’ And I’m miles away […]

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In Search of a Charismatic Leader

April 8, 2012
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A The Daily Garriga classic! When I first realized that Diane Ravitch would be a guest interviewee on The Daily Show, I got really excited. If you don’t already know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. You see, there is a major political push happening right now to break up teachers unions. As with any political […]

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When Men are Afraid of the Gym: Tips for Gym Newbies

January 25, 2012
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A The Daily Garriga classic! I’ve been working out off-and-on now for about 20 years. Sure there have been times when I’ve disappeared from the gym for long stretches, but when I get in a training groove, I feel like a championship caliber athlete. I often find myself finishing up a workout, feeling like a lion who has […]

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Kevin Garnett: Dirty Player or Celtic Warrior?

January 12, 2012
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Kevin Garnett has been described by opposing basketball players as a punk and a dirty player. Take a look at Garnett’s track record: He nearly choked New York Knicks forward Bill Walker. He hit (tapped?) Phonix Suns forward Channing Frye in the groin. He once made Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche cry. He made his own […]

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R.I.P. Patrice

December 1, 2011
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Patrice O’Neal 1969 — 2011 One of the best comedians to ever do it. He will be missed.

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How Bad Do You Want It? Success Is A Choice!

November 27, 2011
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We all want to be successful in life. We all want to be fulfilled by our work, family, relationships, and social life. And for many of us, we want something else. We want to be great at some thing that we believe defines us. You may want to be a great skater, writer, dancer, lawyer, […]

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Cornel West, Harvard, and the Pursuit of Greatness

November 12, 2011
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A The Daily Garriga classic! The first and only time I ever met public sage and Princeton professor Cornel West was when he spoke at Harvard Law School with Tavis Smiley a few years ago. I happen to think that Dr. West is one of the most provocative and inspirational public figures who has ever lived. His […]

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Occupy Your Country!

October 24, 2011
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This weekend I made a quick trip from Maryland to Georgetown. As I trekked along K Street NW, I unexpectedly drove past the Occupy DC contingent camped out at McPherson Square. Only 3 blocks away from the White House, the place was jam packed with peaceful protesters and their tent homes. I’ll admit it, I […]

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Becoming Mentally Strong: How to Think Like a Navy SEAL

September 13, 2011
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A The Daily Garriga classic! I recently read an interesting write-up from Men’s Health Magazine with six Navy SEAL tips on achieving mental strength. It’s not so much an article as it is six bullet points with brief thoughts from Navy SEAL Master Chief Will Guild on his six principles. I think the six principles he […]

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