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Hidden Strength

You know what they say about when you “assume”? I hope I’m not the only person on this planet that slips into assumption mode from time to time… For example, I had some pretty major assumptions when it came to … Continue reading

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Speed Hurts

I wonder who coined the term “the dog days of summer”. I wonder what they meant by it. I know what it means to me – it’s those days in August where the mercury hovers around the 100 degree mark … Continue reading

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A Tiny White Elephant

I’ve been thinking about gifts that aren’t exactly welcome. Like a white elephant. I’ve heard that in India a white elephant is sacred, so if you are “blessed” with one you can’t make it work, but you have to feed … Continue reading

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The Image of Fear

Isn’t the mind an interesting thing? One of my guilty pleasures in the past was a show called Fear Factor. It was always amazing to me how one contestant would be covered in rats with a facial expression like she … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels and Ph.D’s

You know, sometimes life just hands you something good. Right out of the blue… SMACK… something so amazing that you can’t even imagine it until it happens. Like one day when I was walking to school – wonder if that … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Fringe

It was a hot summer night in July, probably 1977, and my best friend Steve and I were laying on our sleeping bags close to the cherry tree in my backyard. We had been laying there looking at the stars … Continue reading

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Happy Everything!

Have you ever considered your talents? How very odd and unique and wonderful a compilation they really are? For example, I was born to racquets. I know, odd huh? My grandma used to tell me, EVERY time I saw her, … Continue reading

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If You’ll Have Me, I’d Like To Serve

My wife and son and I are circling the parking lot. Still no parking places. People around us are getting desperate and parking in ever increasingly creative ways, but I’m sure we’ll find a parking place soon, so we circle … Continue reading

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Mom’s Bed

All around me children are staring. They have been forbidden to make noise by the teacher, but still there is mocking in their eyes. The first grade teacher of my new school has reprimanded me in public for not following … Continue reading

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Buying the Farm

“Marriage is nothing more than moving in with cute roommate, having kids is when you buy the farm” -me Yep, I’ve said that a lot. There’s a story that goes along with how I came to realize that, but that … Continue reading

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