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Drama and Instincts

I am an avid follower of current events and yet learning the following facts surprised me: Armed conflict and casualties from war in our world have decreased 90% over the last 100 years on a continually declining arc Violent crime in America is now about half what it was in 1993 World poverty is half …

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More Expressions

Last month I shared expressions that have guided me over time, then invited you all to share with me.  Some interesting responses follow. The “Bad”: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  From my grade and high school buddy, Joe Mahoney.  Joe added, “when I hear this, I just want to cringe”. “Don’t get mad, …

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Rush to Judgement

Let’s face it, we all rush to judgment at times. On the little, every day and momentary things – it is incessant. That perfume makes me gag.  That person’s too fat, too skinny, too rich, too poor. In my case I rush to judge other drivers… every one of them.  No matter what they’re doing …

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Lessons Lived

Author’s Note: These short stories are a series exemplify lessons I’ve learned in building a foundation. I realized in writing these that I’m not embarrassed by the mistakes I’ve made; perhaps I’m even proud of them. They have been my tuition for learning. Story #1: In the summer of 1997, I asked our parish priest …

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