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My Hero

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My Hero

hero, def.: an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles or difficulty I’ve been fortunate to have met a lot of impressive people in my life. When I was in college and grad school, many of my professors were brilliant people. In business, I occasionally met what […]

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God Helps Those Who Are Willing to Help Others

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God Helps Those Who Are Willing to Help Others

I’ve had several instances in my life when I had to choose between doing something I wanted to do or what would help others. I have found that when I choose the more selfless route, God often rewards me in some way. He seems to be inclined to reward people for their good intentions and […]

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My Favorite Chicago Slang Terms

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My Favorite Chicago Slang Terms

The south side of Chicago was a really interesting place to grow up. I have a lot of great memories of the places, people, and events that make up my childhood. One of the hilarious things about Chicago is all of the slang people use. I’m sure other places around the country have their own […]

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The Parable of the Pear Tree

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The Parable of the Pear Tree

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, […]

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The One Quality I Wish I Had

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The One Quality I Wish I Had

It seems no matter what wonderful qualities or gifts we’ve been given in life, we always want what we don’t possess—it’s just human nature. A beautiful woman wishes she were smarter. Some rich guy longs to also be famous. A brilliant scientist wishes she could be more sociable so she can meet the man of […]

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What is the Value of a Human Life?

Filed in Living by on September 29, 2016 0 Comments
What is the Value of a Human Life?

I was watching the National Geographic Channel the other day and a show called The Last Days of Hitler came on. As is the case with many of these types of documentaries, it was fascinating. As they recounted the various battles that took place over the last year or so of WWII, I was struck […]

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Oh No, My Sweet Little Puppy Has Turned Into a Rebellious Teenager!

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Oh No, My Sweet Little Puppy Has Turned Into a Rebellious Teenager!

After Munson passed away and before we adopted Anderson, I read a couple of books on how to raise and train a puppy. The authors warned that most puppies go through a short period, usually between 6 and 9 months of age, when they act much like human teenagers. Your formerly compliant and affable puppy […]

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An Amazing Family I’d Like You to Meet

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An Amazing Family I’d Like You to Meet

Some people are so kind and selfless it just takes my breath away. The breeders we adopted our dogs Munson and Anderson from are Glenn and Sandy Veltman. They are very dedicated to their breeding of Bichons, which is why we got both of our last two dogs from them. Just to give you an […]

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One Sure Way to Tell If You’re a Type A or a Type B

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One Sure Way to Tell If You’re a Type A or a Type B

Since you’ve already read and re-read my book several times (!), you already know a lot about the differences between Type A and Type B personalities. Type A’s are aggressive, proactive, and detail-oriented. Type B’s tend to be peaceful, relaxed, and laid back. So how might you best determine which personality you have? I have […]

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What Would Your Game of Thrones Title Be?

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What Would Your Game of Thrones Title Be?

Elaine and I have been binge watching the HBO series Game of Thrones, and it is awesome. My favorite TV series of all time used to be Breaking Bad, but I think Game of Thrones is even a little better. We started watching it after I heard a comedian joke, “Hey, I actually met a […]

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