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Thinking Takes Us Places

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Thinking Takes Us Places

When I mow the yard, I think. And I think. And I think.  Between the repetitive movement across the grass and the loud noise from the mower, there is not much else to do. It’s not like I can call up a neighbor and engage in a pleasant conversation about how his grass is growing.  […]

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Holiday Spirit…Every Day?

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Holiday Spirit…Every Day?

During December, the phrase “holiday spirit” comes up a lot. After a particularly challenging year, I’ve been thinking about how this phrase relates to the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. I mean, what is holiday spirit? And why is it limited to a few weeks between Thanksgiving and January 1st? I felt […]

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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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Why Are We Here…or Anywhere?

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Why Are We Here…or Anywhere?

When I was a kid, I remember riding in the car with my dad when we came upon an accident. A pickup truck had stalled on the railroad tracks as a train was approaching. Luckily the driver got out before the train hit the truck. Unfortunately, however, a dog had been chasing the truck and […]

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Yep, I’m an Extroverted Introvert

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Yep, I’m an Extroverted Introvert

For years, I’ve bragged about turning a social disability of talking too much into a lucrative career as a professional speaker. My loquaciousness (that’s “blabbing” for you non-talkers) works well for my job but can be a challenge for my wife who has spent the last thirty-one years becoming a professional listener. Thankfully, she rarely […]

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A String of Silliness

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A String of Silliness

When I was young, I got some great toys on Christmas and for my birthdays. For instance, one year, I asked for a Johnny Lightning race car set. This was a cool toy where you used a manual accelerator to shove race cars around an oval track. And I did get that particular toy for […]

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The Magic is in the Choice

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The Magic is in the Choice

Have you ever made a decision and then later thought, “What was I thinking?” It happened to me once when I ate a Cinnabon at a roadside service center on Route 95 in Maryland. About an hour after I inhaled it, I felt as if I had eaten a large wheel of dense sugar-laced putty […]

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It’s About the People, Stupid

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It’s About the People, Stupid

We were at the beach recently and one of our cousins had her young child with her. The child overheard another adult use the word “stupid” and she immediately covered her mouth as if she’d heard a four-letter word, or worse. So if you feel the same way about the word “stupid,” please don’t take […]

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It’s the Simple Things Isn’t It?

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It’s the Simple Things Isn’t It?

The older I get, the simpler I get. OK, that didn’t sound right, but you know what I mean. You see, I don’t appreciate unnecessary complexity since life is complex enough even when things are going well. For instance, when I travel, I use my phone as an alarm clock because the hotel alarm clocks […]

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