Andrew Coy

Getting from Here to There

a few statistics

A recent study about the decline in the number of youth and young adults who drive cars in the U.K. caught my attention. It found that "sweeping changes to social-economic conditions and living circumstances are the main factors behind a marked drop in car ownership among young people over the past 25 years." 

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January 27, 2018

Watching Infinity, and Beyond

Rocket Launch

I don't think I'll make it to Florida for the yet-to-be-announced (but reportedly as soon as February 6th) launch, but I would love to be there someday with my two kids, both of whom love astronauts and space exploration.

I remember watching live online with my daughter with SpaceX first landed their Stage 1 rocket back on Earth. . . .

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January 27, 2018

Intentionally-Cultivated Voices

Learning Leadership by Listening

Silvrback blog imageAmy Jen Su, co-author of Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence wrote recently in a post on that "you don’t just need one leadership voice — you need many" and that by so doing, "no matter the leadership situation or audience you find yourself facing, you can respond in an authentic, . . .

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January 25, 2018

Modern-day Parables

Powerfully Tangible

Sometimes things need to be presented with more tangible goods to really make sense. That was the power of the parable two thousand years ago, and it still is true today.

Apparently, the media and PR team at Burger King has this etched into their breakroom corkboard. I wouldn't be surprised to see them see more like these from them . . .

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January 25, 2018

Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold

some like it in the pot, nine days old.

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Preference is an interesting animal.

Tonight's dinner was a perfect case study of this in action: Ann made a delicious vegetable soup with butter biscuits. To make the soup, she spent the majority of the time cutting up and combining all of the different vegetables. Our oldest daughter (who is 5), for some reason (this . . .

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January 23, 2018

Clearly, Plainly and Palpably

in violation

In a two-page order, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled today that the state's congressional districts were unconstitutional due to gerrymandering and that it "clearly, plainly and palpably violates the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania." (J-1-2018)

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If you are not familiar with gerrymandering, essentially it . . .

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January 22, 2018

The Gospel of Showing Up

An Invitation to Act

In so many of the miracles recorded in the New Testament, Christ instructs those in need to do something. He instructed Lazarus to "come forth" from his tomb, the blind man to "go wash" the clay from his eyes, the man with palsy to "take up thy bed, and go thy way", his disciples to "give them to eat" when feeding the five thousand, and the . . .

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January 21, 2018