Life is meant to be shared and enjoyed

We stopped in Amarillo for our first non-profit visit [on the DMNF Bozeman grant tour]. I have someone at the office from Amarillo and I have met his parents. I asked if they could come up with the best, most worthy group in Amarillo and so they did….. it was stunning. But to set the scene of the crime. In 1954 I was a Junior at Paschal and the starting lineman. We were a strong team and we ventured to Amarillo to play the Sandies. It was a cold, misty night and we lost by a small margin. I was devastated…. Here I was in Amarillo again. We visited Snack Pak 4 Kids.
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Congratulations to our very own Steve Curtis, who was recently selected from a global pool of applicants to be a Kauffman Fellow!

The Kauffman Fellowship is a highly sought-after two-year program dedicated exclusively to the world of innovation investing. While working full-time at an investment organization (including venture, angel, accelerators, policy, corporate, and impact), Fellows receive a structured curriculum with an individual development plan, executive coaching, facilitated mentoring, and peer learning and networking – all with a focus on giving back and on one’s responsibility as an emerging leader in the industry.

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Food for thought about the way we live our lives sent by Morton Meyerson…

Written by: David Brooks | May 29, 2015

A few weeks ago, I asked readers to send in essays describing their purpose in life and how they found it. A few thousand submitted contributions, and many essays are online. I’ll write more about the lessons they shared in the weeks ahead, but one common theme surprised me.

I expected most contributors would follow the commencement-speech clichés of our high-achieving culture: dream big; set ambitious goals; try to change the world. In fact, a surprising number of people found their purpose by going the other way, by pursuing the small, happy life.

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Morton on KERA

This was forwarded to me. It was on KERA channel 13 in Dallas and I gave this interview some time back.

Secrets Of The Meyerson: A Conversation With Mort Meyerson
Jerome Weeks | April 22, 2015

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Meyerson Symphony Center — which was hailed as a signal achievement in concert hall design when it opened. Last September, we marked the start of the celebrations with a digital project, Secrets of the Meyerson.

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Heart Healthy Thinking Take II

It came from a Doc that has a checkered past so I asked my cousin if he would write something that was real, authentic and had his stamp of approval on it. He did and I share with you.

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This was playing at the Dallas International Film Festival and the audience loved it. I sometimes don’t like the critic’s best movies or the crowd reaction, but this time I was with them.

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A typical Sunday morning walk; Morton is out making the world a cleaner place and living our values.  If you are interested in making a bit more out of your walks we recommend the PikStik litter stick.

2015-04-12 The PikStik in Action

There must be something in the water today… Happy St. Patrick’s Day from 2M ☺

2015-03-17 Gone Green

The fruits of being a part of the 2M family are many. One beauty that I was recently exposed to and found beneficial, easy, and fun is a process called Tiny Habits. This involves selecting bite-sized habits that are practiced for 5-days. The habits cannot take more than 30 seconds or require significant effort. The process is designed to make it easier for you to create meaningful habits and behavioral changes that have a broader impact.

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Today our office took a field trip to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center to learn the inside story of the center directly from Morton (along with a fantastic lecture by Laurie Shulman).  It reminded me a little of the field trips I took in my grade school days, when we traveled in a typical yellow-orange school bus – small child-size seats and all.  It was a fun start to a unique day.

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Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at more than 19,000 feet. While it’s no Everest, it’s still a physically and mentally grueling trek for anyone, let alone a not particularly athletic college kid. Add in the fact that D’Jamoos was born without legs and two of his fingers, and any sane person would think the climb was impossible.

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