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When the Going Gets Tough, There’s No Place Like Home

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When the Going Gets Tough, There’s No Place Like Home

As we enter the holiday season, are you feeling like a Bah Humbug? If so, it’s understandable. The past year has been quite a challenge. In fact, I’m pretty sure it will not win the Best Year Ever Award. I don’t even think it deserves a participation trophy. Between COVID, the economy, the elections, and […]

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Just a Bit of Courtesy Please…And Thank You

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Just a Bit of Courtesy Please…And Thank You

  I don’t get no respect. —Rodney Dangerfield   Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, I was experiencing volunteer-itis, a condition known as the swelling of volunteer activities. I served on four church committees, was an active member of a Rotary Club, and was heavily involved in a national association. I was a […]

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Doing vs. Thinking

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Doing vs. Thinking

When I was in high school, I was a pretty good tennis player. Beginning in tenth grade and through my senior year, I was the best player in my school. But let me put that in perspective. Since I lived in a rural area of Appalachia, there were not a lot of tennis players in […]

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We Are What We Hear?

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We Are What We Hear?

I love music. In fact, I imagine a day in the future when my wife and I travel around the country in our RV attending music festivals and concerts. And while I enjoy music, I’m not an aficionado. Oh sure, I played a wicked baritone horn in high school. But I have no idea what […]

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Laugh, Why Don’t You

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Laugh, Why Don’t You

Two punch lines walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What is this, a setup?” I don’t hear you laughing.  Maybe you’re not laughing because the joke isn’t that funny (I doubt that, but perhaps). Maybe you’re not laughing because the joke is funny but the punchline is a bit obscure (i.e. using an old […]

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What Can I Say?

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What Can I Say?

When I was a kid, one of my friends had just learned to use a lawn mower and was mowing his yard for the first time. I sat across the street and watched as he mowed a strip of yard, retraced his steps on that same strip, and then moved over to mow the next […]

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