It's mighty chilly back home this morning. I was checking in at http://www.kcrg.com/ and discovered those in Eastern Iowa are waking up to temperatures in the mid 20's. Good news is it will warm up into the 50's there today with no rain. It will be in the 50's in Vancouver today too. Although I don't know how much sunshine we'll have. It does seem a bit unique that it remains dark here after 7:00 a.m. The daylight is less here. That doesn't cause any delay in everyone waking up and embracing the learning each morning.
Our NCSPOD keynoter, Angaangaq "Uncle" Angaangap was very inspiring. Uncle was raised in Greenland and known to have a powerful - spiritual impact on those he meets/touches/connects with. Uncle spoke about our role in making a difference with all we encounter on earth: people, animals, the earth. The most inspiring words to me were the words his mother spoke to him; "You must melt the ice in your heart before you can gain knowledge and change." Wow....how powerful....and how true! He shared his voice with us in the most powerful and moving way. He shared a spiritual moment with my dear friend and VP of the Eastern Region, Santo Rizzo. Santo is still feeling the "power" of the experience. You may learn more at http://www.icewisdom.com/.
Midwest Regional Members A great view of the city from the boat