Integrity Blog

How Are You Being Useful?

My sister-in-law, Judy Perez, is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has been for over four years. She just started a cycle of compassionate care treatment at MD Anderson. Life has been especially tough for her and my brother, Julio Perez, these last several months. They have dealt with physical pain, emotional highs and lows,…

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Are You Loyal?

Do you remember the last time you betrayed someone or let someone down by not meeting your commitments? Was it missing or cancelling a lunch date? Was it telling a little white lie? Was it omitting part of the truth? Was it choosing something or someone different for the sake of variety? Was it staying…

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Choose to See the Good

I keep hearing and reading how pessimistic and apathetic we are as a society. I have really started paying attention to what I see and hear through media, family, and friends. Sometimes we don’t realize when our thoughts, words, and actions turn toxic. It is a full-time job to keep the toxicity at bay and…

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Summer Is a Great Time to Learn

Both of my parents were educators. Needless to say, learning was a valued activity growing up. Even during summers, my parents worked hard to balance creative and unfocused time with reading and learning time. Looking back, they did a good job of letting me goof around enough during summers while also driving me to be…

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Prepare with the End in Mind

This blog synthesizes two of my passions – reading and Scouting. The Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared”.  When asked what Scouts should be prepared for, Lord Baden-Powell’s response was “Why, for any old thing”.  B-P developed the Scouting program and movement with a firm intent for young men to always be “in a state…

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