Many writers set out with the intention of writing a book, many fail for a myriad of reasons, this is mine.

First, I want to talk about ‘failure’. I work with entrepreneurs, and as an ecosystem builder, I speak about the notion of failing as ceasing to do something you…

Have you ever had one of those moments?

When it’s game day and you didn’t show up in peak performance?

I had one earlier this week, unfortunately for me, it was a national event.

I could blame it on being overbooked. I could say there was a lot going on…

New frameworks for entrepreneurial ecosystem building and life.

In January of 2020, before the pandemic lockdown, I was at a gathering of futurists in Charlotte, NC. The assorted disciplines represented included economists, academics, ecosystem builders, entrepreneurs and the simply curious. There, I was introduced to a book by Yancey Strickler…

Transformative shift towards belonging and inclusion, not just an (Asian) American story.

MARVEL STUDIOS~Ying Nan (Michelle Yeoh) and Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

A few years ago I attended “Black Panther”, the night before the official release at the insistence of a friend. The fact that she is black and had never seen a Marvel superhero movie was significant. It was…

How a Homeless Man Made Memories for Millions.

Tulsa Jambassadors meet the Mayor

As I have grown older, I have wondered about the impact people have on our lives and the measure of personal worth. What is the sum of someone’s life? …

Though we might spend other times doing so

At least once a year everyone gets chance to make a wish

No shooting stars, four leaf clovers, wishbones or dandelions needed.

In childhood, my wishes centered on toys

Better grades, higher status, shiny baubles, indulgent vacations as I aged.

Tangible rewards…

from Maggie Hos McGrane Blog

Hovering in the space between now and next

Pondering life, the universe and everything

Teetering betwixt the known and what’s possible

My mind weaves like a dancer’s arms

Articulating a story


Ebbing and flowing in unheard rhythm

As my hand rises and sways

I can feel a phantom one…

As the seasons change and life shifts

There is not a lot of time

as I move about my day

So much to be done

duty calls

But throughout my day, I take pause

And think of a little joy.

The future is hard to configure

and plan

and know

Cecilia Wessinger

Community & Ecosystem Builder, Collaborator, Catalyst, Speaker/ Facilitator. Lover of words, ideas and people.

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