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The Ant Killer or What I Learned On My Summer Vacation

I’m taking a bit of a break this week but, in the spirit of adventures, trips, vacations, and travel, I hope you’ll enjoy this little piece I wrote a few years ago about my time on Corsica. Yep, that’s me–very sunburnt. I have a thing for hats. I love animals. I love my dog. I […]

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Stop Making Assumptions

Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. —Miguel Angel Ruiz, The Four Agreements One of the biggest detriments to good communication […]

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My Holiday Message For You

Whenever I hear news of terrorist activities and people hurt, as with today’s news of parcel bombs in Rome, I wonder about the people behind it. They’re people, they’re human, and they have to be just like you and me, in some way. They can’t be all that different except for one thing: they want […]

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Just a dog? Maybe. Maybe not.

On the way home from the grocery store today, I started crying so hard I almost had to pull over. I was listening to the local news radio station, and I had to shut it off. That happens once in awhile. Yesterday I quickly snapped the knob to the left when the announcer told the […]

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Feel The Fear–and Do It Anyway

That title isn’t original; I confess. It’s the title of a book, which you may know, by the very same name: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers. I think I still have it somewhere. I first discovered it when I worked at a bookstore right after college where—you guessed it—I was […]

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