Lead the pack

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Lone wolves get a bad rap. Often we think of the one who goes alone in a negative light, as the “lone-wolf terrorist.” Others, who follow the stoic way of life, get credit for the strength of surviving without being dependent on others.

“First say to yourself what you would…

Living final moments through text messages

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I wanted to pull my hair out. Saying goodbye is never easy, but no one should have to say goodbye like this, ever. When your last name is my mom’s maiden name and you live in a small town where politics are alive and well, the mention of a certain…

Blue days come and go

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You’ve probably heard the children’s rhyme: “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. He went to bed with a cold in his head and couldn’t get up in the morning.”

Kids sing it when rain falls from the sky as a possibility of warding precipitation to fall some…


Live, laugh, love

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I trust my kids implicitly. If you believe that, I have some swampland to sell you in Florida too. Kids, as we know, are not the most reliable sources of information. You want to trust them, but should you?

Always trust kids, if you want the details to be nonconforming…

Ordinary people make an extraordinary difference

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When you think of legendary people you may think of Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana. Maybe Winston Churchhill or Oprah cross your mind.

While those are all good examples, they aren’t who I’m thinking of. I’m talking about a different kind of person. Consider the little old lady down…

Embrace new beginnings

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In every relationship, there comes a time to move on. Whether it’s parting ways or morphing into a new version of “self,” on occasion, you’ll face a new beginning.

“The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide that you’re not going to stay where you are.” — J.P. Morgan

Good relationships are difficult to keep and they easily slip away.

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I called my high school English teacher the other day. In case you think I’m joking, I’m not. Who would pick up the phone and dial up an old teacher? A student who is profoundly touched by the teacher who connects with students in extraordinary ways.

Mr. Herber touched my…

It’s about battling the giants in your life

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David and Goliath is a story you may have heard. If you are unfamiliar with it, perhaps you’ll relate better to the story of an underdog who comes out of a situation triumphantly. That’s the abridged version of a cautionary tale of danger and triumph. …

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