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How to Tell if Your Influence Matters

As kids, my brothers, my cousins, and I received the gift of a silver dollar every Christmas from our grandfather. The lineup of youngsters to get a silver dollar was a long one.  I remember standing expectantly, respectfully waiting for him to place the coin in...

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1920’s Nostalgia

A Wistful Affection For The Past My mother looks rather elegant, don’t you think, as she poses for a photograph around the age of nineteen? Showing off her stylishness for sure---cloaked in black with a drape of fur---she is (and was) far from colorless! A Flair For...

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After All Those Years

A Red Barn Story In the era when my grandfather owned an eighteen hundred-acre farm in rural Kentucky, barns were red. Many of those colorful frame buildings still dot the landscape along country roads today. None so nostalgic as the ones from my childhood. I was an...

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Good Advice Have you ever been tricked - just plain and simple - tricked? A violation of trust is ugly in any form. Look at these words: scam, bogus, fraud, swindle, phishing, fraudulent, con, hustle. Not a single one of those reminders of trickery is pretty.  I...

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Why Do We Have Boundaries?

Out of Bounds!  “You’re out of bounds! And you’re not going to score anymore!” That was the yell coming from the boy behind me at last Friday night’s football game. He was not more than five years old, but he was completely determined to exercise his voice...

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Emotion Control

Emotion Control Is A Contender For Joy Tell me what you think. Is this the coolest cover,  depicting the man Simon Hagan—the main character in my debut novel, Eastbound From Flagstaff? How about another opinion? How I do I control emotion associated with...

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