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Fruit Stand

I stopped at an outdoor market the other day to pick up some fresh produce.  The weather was above a hundred and it seemed like a pretty miserable job to me, babysitting all those...

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Walking Backwards

I have a series of family pictures taken when our kids were young and we’re all walking backwards. I don’t know if anyone outside the family would realize that we’re doing that — although...

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Disappointment

I cancelled a vacation.  It was a trip that had been planned for quite a while and then whammo, a couple of big financial obligations crept into the picture —  a massive car repair...

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Roller Derby Hero

The recent national news story about the roller derby girl stopping a mugger who was attempting to steal an elderly woman’s purse felt extra important because it happened in the town where I live....

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Friends

I love friends. I have friends that I have known since we were in kindergarten together and I have friends that are nearly new.  Some of my friends are casual ones that I enjoy...

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Reflected sense of self.  I read that phrase in a book a couple of years ago and it stuck with me.  In that particular book, a reflected sense of self referred to not defining...

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Cowboy Pick-Me-Up

The other night I felt mentally low for no discernible reason.  The answer I decided, was to head out for Texas barbecue. Why I thought that might be the cure for my blues I’m...

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You Can Do Anything You Want to Do

A couple of years ago I started a new direction in business and someone told me, “You can do anything you want to do.”  It was meant to be a positive statement of encouragement...

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Dialog Without Contention

One of my neighbors whose opinions differ greatly from mine recently sent me a couple of emails about his favorite political candidates.  He’s aware that my ideas aren’t the same as his yet it...

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Take Me to Your Leader

Last week I happened to catch part of Science Friday on NPR and heard a short segment on how ants get their mojo on when they want to move something large, like a piece...

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