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My mom is 93 years old today. She is my inspiration for a lifetime of creativity.

She was born Miriam RUTH Brug to George and Mollie Brug, Germans from Russia, immigrant sharecropper farmers, on March 14, 1931. They lived in a two-room house with no electricity, indoor plumbing or running water. The house was a few miles north of the small farming...
Smokestacks equal soot. Soot is black.

Smokestacks equal soot. Soot is black.

DuPont makes a countertop product called Corian® — you may have some in your kitchen at home. It’s known for a stone-like finish and performance, but higher durability and longevity than natural countertop products. Corian is made by robotic machines in a big factory....

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Take Five Minutes: Solve the Real Problem

Take Five Minutes: Solve the Real Problem

Imagine this: An imminent disaster threatens the planet, and you only have one hour to save it. How would you spend your time? Einstein was asked that very question. “I would spend the first 55 minutes identifying the problem,” Einstein said, “and the last five...

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You get to see me cry

You get to see me cry

It was wonderful to host over 125 people at the Seneca One Tower in downtown Buffalo, NY on September 21 for the launch of my latest book, Solve the Real Problem. My talk was recorded. I got a little choked up when I thanked the art director Cassandra Ott and the...

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