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“There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret... I look back on the way I was then, a young, stupid kid…. I wanna talk to him. I wanna try to talk some sense to him -- tell him the way things are. But I can't. That kid's long gone and this old man is all that's left. I gotta live with that.” Hello and welcome to my personal blog. You may recognize that (selectively edited) quote from one of the best movies ever made, Shawshank Redemption.  It sums up the purpose of my blog. I believe each of us are born into this world with our own unique gifts. It is up to each of us to overcome our internal shortcomings and external circumstances so that our gifts can manifest and be shared with the world. Like many folks rounding the turn in life, I look back and realize that I haven’t made the most of my opportunities. But my time isn’t up. I have many years ahead of me to redeem myself. And I hope to start by reflecting on the experiences of my earlier years and sharing those