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About blogginryan

Citizen of Roanoke, Virginia, and the United States.

On Leadership

Over the course of my life, I have developed a pretty clear idea of what constitutes leadership. These ideas have come about because I have been fortunate enough to work with multiple leaders who have demonstrated these qualities and because … Continue reading

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Hey… was I supposed to do something?

Stress has the tendency to make me extraordinarily forgetful. If I’m in the middle of planning an event (or several) I could be wandering around town with a bunch of strings tied to my fingers and have no recollection of … Continue reading

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2019 – what lieth beyond.

2019 is the year in which I… get married (again). turn 35 years old. take the GRE (again). apply for graduate school (again)… … begin graduate school. embark on new adventures… … while following some beaten paths, and … while … Continue reading

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This Has Happened again

I want to write that the last 48 hours have been hard on me. And that would be a true statement. However, it’s been more than the last 48 hours that have taken a toll on me. It’s been every … Continue reading

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On November 6, 2018, vote for Jennifer Lewis.

Buena Vista is a wonderful and welcoming community on Labor Day for people of all political stripes. The annual parade and forum at Glen Maury Park provide a wonderful opportunity to engage with our elected officials and those who seek … Continue reading

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Half baked thoughts on belief

I’ve been struggling mentally with something I overheard following the March for Our Lives town hall event that was held at the Lyric theater in Blacksburg last Thursday. Before the event started, there was a group of 5 or 6 … Continue reading

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Black Panther thoughts

Women are generally on the right side of history. Paraphrasing here: “I want to be buried in the ocean with our ancestors who chose death over bondage.” (Can’t remember exactly what was said, but it was incredibly powerful.) Again, may … Continue reading

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