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A Wacky Day in the ER

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A Wacky Day in the ER

I volunteer one day a week in the emergency room of our local hospital. Today was particularly interesting, so I thought I’d share it with you. When I arrive at my station at the front desk, the first thing I do is check the computer screen to see what type of patients we currently have. […]

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Don’t Allow Yourself to Lose Your Optimism About Life

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Don’t Allow Yourself to Lose Your Optimism About Life

I am older now and so have sometimes found myself becoming jaded about life. Especially after having been in the business world for so long, there is a tendency to become cynical about the world and people’s motives. Fortunately, I had a recent experience that rejuvenated me and gave me a renewed sense of the […]

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The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman

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The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman

There are some very interesting parables I have come across in the course of my reading that I want to share with you. Here is the first in a series I will post over the next few months. This is a story about why it might make sense to slow down, reassess, and decide if […]

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A Heartfelt Tribute to My Warm and Loving Mom

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A Heartfelt Tribute to My Warm and Loving Mom

My mother was the sweetest and most loving person I have ever known. She’s been gone fifteen years now, and I think about her every day. I grew up with two older brothers and a younger sister, and we could be a handful. My father’s job as a fireman required he work a 24 hour […]

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The Fascinating Cycle of Life

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The Fascinating Cycle of Life

  I’ve recently become captivated by the cycle of life. Having been on the earth for as long as I have, and therefore being so close to death (!), I now have a unique perspective on life. I have been taking our new puppy, Anderson, for walks outside. Actually, I don’t allow him to walk, […]

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I’m Most Likely Going to Hell in a Handbasket—Are You?

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I’m Most Likely Going to Hell in a Handbasket—Are You?

                      Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Whenever I read this passage in the Bible I think to myself, “Oh boy, I’m screwed.” There are a lot of qualities I can try to claim, but meek has never been […]

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The One Thing Really Smart People Do

Filed in Living by on May 19, 2016 2 Comments
The One Thing Really Smart People Do

I had only been in the business world for a couple of weeks, and I was invited to attend a big meeting with the Director of our department. I knew he must be a smart guy, based on his impressive education and quick rise up through the corporate ranks. I was really looking forward to […]

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A Loving Tribute to My Wise and Funny Dad

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A Loving Tribute to My Wise and Funny Dad

My father was a Chicago firefighter and bricklayer/construction company owner. He was a hard-working, honest Midwesterner who didn’t take any crap from anybody. He was also a shrewd and instinctive businessman. And he could be hilarious. So in tribute to my dad, who passed away three years ago, here are his top 10 sayings. I […]

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Do Your Household Pets Have a CEO and CFO?

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Do Your Household Pets Have a CEO and CFO?

This may seem like an odd question, so let me explain. Before we adopted our wonderful new pet Anderson, I read some books on dog care and training. These books emphasized that your newly adopted pet will be looking to you as their “pack leader.” In the wild, animals that are being raised from infancy […]

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Allow Me to Introduce the Cutest Puppy on the Planet: Anderson!

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Allow Me to Introduce the Cutest Puppy on the Planet: Anderson!

As you know, my precious Munson passed away this past December. As horrible as that was, it has led to a wonderful new beginning. Right after we put Munson down, we called his breeder to let him know the sad news. A couple days later I was viewing his website and noticed he has a […]

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