Denverton, California: my Home, Home, Home, Hometown back in ’49.

I wrote my bio (below) for an upcoming Merced College event in March entitled “Get Fired Up!” As my fellow Sealegger, I want you to see it and share your comments and stories. Here it is: Professional Development Coach, John Parker, M.A., successfully trains, motivates and inspires participants toward greater leadership, communication, and customer service skills. Bringing...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Leadership lessons  from Martin Luther King, Jr. (Wikipedia) 1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 2. “If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk; if you can’t walk then crawl but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” 3. “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God...
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Sealeggers on the Beirocks

First, it’s not Beirox or Beiroxi. It’s a Beirock! The plural is Beirocks. They are referred to as a covey, gaggle, group, flock, basketful, or tray of Beirocks (Hey! Why not? You guys liked beirocks spelled beirox, right?). Second, there are a lot bierock fans: Here are some beirock comments: Kelly: Good morning John, My only question is where can I get a Beirox in Fresno now?  I...
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Extra, Extra!! Beiroxing Extra Note

Extra Note: Thank you Valerie for subscribing to Sealegs yesterday before the five other pirates from our Writing Class voyage! BTW does anyone know where you can get beirox in Fresno. Kelly wants to know! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So I was teaching about mind-mapping in my Writer’s Class today. And I said, “Mind-mapping is like shooting spit-wads on the...
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Take the lead, forget getting the credit. Start Something.

Starting something: baking cookies. a discussion idea. a call for silence and listening into that silence. Sometimes we don’t start something because others are boring, rude, negative, arrogant, pushy, controlling, or weird. Or, because they may not like our idea. Or, because we don’t want to rock-the-boat. Why risk it? What would be a good thing for you to start anyway? After all, we...
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