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Randy in a Patriots jersey stands in his living room, beside a wall of Patriots celebration photos and a lifesize Tom Brady cutout (Patriots football player) that is poised to throw a football. Randy is looking back at the cutout, posing like he's ready to catch the football. 
07 Feb
2021
Tom Brady tosses lessons for success

Organizations often invite speakers with the intent of extracting secrets, subtle or otherwise, for their success Success may be measured

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Screen shot of Michelle Brier, brown-haired woman, speaking to the audience.
31 Jan
2021
First Fireside Chat Warmed a Cold Night in January

People often say that motivation doesn't last Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily - Zig Ziglar Friday,

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Randy running on a rainy street in the Boston Marathon, with a tee shirt that says 1st Boston Blind Runner, #Miles4Quinn, 2020VisionQuest.org
24 Jan
2021
The many faces of the word, “Resolve”

“It's an unfortunate fact that I'm easily discouraged But the fortunate truth is I'm stubborn as hell and near impossible to sway in my

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Randy stands in a room with green walls, in a plaid button-down shirt and red tie, speaking into headphones, mid-gesture.
17 Jan
2021
Our virtual school presentations adapt for today

"Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games” – Babe Ruth More than a decade of presenting in schools allowed us to adapt

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Two masked women walk down a path with a long practice harness between them.
10 Jan
2021
Guide Dog Update and Training Innovations during COVID-19

I’ve been without a Guide Dog for a little while now and folks continue to ask me regularly about it Guide Dogs for the Blind is

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Randy in Patriot Santa hat and 2020 Vision Quest/Gate City Strider Shirt runs on his treadmill
02 Jan
2021
Running out the clock on 2020 earns a respite

On the final day of 2020 I stepped onto the treadmill for a 62-mile run which was relatively short for me this year It brought my total

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A golden retriever puppy wearing a green service vest.
28 Dec
2020
Make a difference in the New Year

Help us better the world Donate by December 31

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Randy, Tracy, and Nama all pose in a snowy yard. Randy and Tracy are wearing Santa hats (Randy's being a Patriots version). Everyone is smiling and looking festive.
20 Dec
2020
My Christmas Card to You

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want but the realization of how much you already have” --Anonymous “Now is

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Randy sits cross-legged on his treadmill wearing his Patriots jersey (number 54), looking up at a small statue of Buddha, appearing contemplative.
07 Dec
2020
Deeper introspections on 54 miles run on my treadmill

Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs ― Buddha Before I even begin my attempt to run 54 miles on my

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Golden retriever puppy with a green sign saying "Guide Dog Puppy" in front of a wooded background.
30 Nov
2020
Giving my gratitude for the matching grant announcement – Coming on Dec. 1

It has been difficult to witness the significant, though understandable, impact of COVID-19 on the fundraising side of our charitable

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