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My 60th Birthday 9-1-16

No 36 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 2, 2016 My 60th Birthday! Today is September 1st and I’m now 60 years old! I started with Arthur Murray October 15, 1975 and what a wonderful dancing life this has been. Arthur Murray has taken me around the world and was and...

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“A Kind Word is Never Thrown Away” 8-19-16

No 34 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 19, 2016 “A Kind Word is Never Thrown Away” “Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.”- Arthur Helps (1813 – 1875) English Historian and Novelist My mom, J. Clair Woodbury, taught me a great lesson. She...

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Keep on Trying! 8-12-16

  No 33 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 12, 2016 Keep on Trying! “But try,” you urge, “the trying shall suffice; The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!”- Robert Browning Do you ever want to give up? What...

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A Passionate Sense of the Potential 8-5-16

No 32 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 5, 2016 A Passionate Sense of the Potential “If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible…what wine...

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Whatever you do, do it well. 7-28-16

No 31 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 29, 2016 Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well...

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Freedom; Justice; Honor; Duty; Mercy; Hope 7-22-16

No 30 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 22, 2016 “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.”- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Politician I found out that I’m a bit old fashioned. I arrive at the Arthur...

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Jury Duty 7-15-16

No 29 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 15, 2016 Jury Duty The week before and after July 4th holiday I was on jury duty on a criminal case. When my jury summons arrived, I felt my heart sink. I was called to downtown LA court from Santa Monica and I...

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"Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes." 6-24-16

No 26 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, June 24, 2016 “Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser (1882 – 1967) American Industrialist Oh boy, I hate trouble. The famous words “I need to talk to you” strikes fear in my heart quicker than a 4.0 on the Richter...

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A Cure for Worry 6-17-16

No 25 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, June 17, 2016 A Cure for Worry “As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.” – Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) American Inventor Ever awaken in a funk, a cloud, a depression, a panic, or in a state of confusion? Every morning, when...

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Share the Love 6-10-16

No 24 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, June 10, 2016 Share the Love “When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.” – Samuel Goldwyn (1879 – 1974) Film Producer In ballroom dancing, on comment I dreaded to hear at the end of a performance was, “David, you looked...