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Do you believe. Really believe. Is it just chatter or do you truly believe. So much of what passes these days for truth is just empty chatter. Maybe it is based in fear. Maybe it is founded on insecurity. Hard to tell. But do you believe in your truth. Will you stand up for it […]

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The song just hit me at the right moment. A Real Hero. Who is the real hero in your unfolding story. She decided to accept the part. She decided it was time to be the real hero in her one starring role. I mean we all only get one starring role. One big budget 3 […]

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I remember the ice box. The delivery man, in a crisp uniform and hat with the company logo on it, delivered ice each week for the ice box. I remember the milk man bringing milk, cream and butter each week. We left the milk box out front and each week the empty bottles were gone […]

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In a flash. In a heartbeat. In the flickering of the candle. The wind blows out the light. Gone. Was there but now not. Not just a life but a relationship, a together journey, a mutual story. Then gone. Abruptly. So what lesson does that teach us. To treasure the moment. To appreciate the now. […]

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Let's just say that the view was clear and all open spaces. Let's just say that the choices were infinite. Let's just say that your decision was truly your decision. Let's just say that the barriers were down and freedom was beckoning. What would you do. Would you act. Or would you keep thinking, rethinking, […]

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We looked around moving slowly from room to room. First upstairs. Then down. Then each closet. Each dresser draw. Each cushion was turned and examined. Then the garage. I don't know how other folks say good bye. We did by searching for anything that may have been left behind. What is a life anyway. When […]

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What a waste. That can't be the last thought before the last moment. What a waste . That shouldn't even be close to the last thought. Yet, waste there is. Unless you seize your life back from the mediocrity of what others settle for you will be lost in the final thoughts of waste of […]

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As I walked around the garden, I saw the snake skin lying between the slats in the wood gate that separated the shell pathway from the dry river bed. I hadn't seen the skin the day before. But there it was. The snake had shed its skin sometime that night. It got me thinking about […]

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The conversation was filled with laughter and tears. That is the way real conversations between true caring friends should be. All the emotions right there. Real. True. Honest. Good friendships are like that. So rare in this age when everyone friends everyone and chatter is so cheap and shallow. But not between deep friendships that […]

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He died today. He wasn't supposed to die today. It was not on his calendar. It wasn't put on his schedule between lunch and the client conference. It was incredibly inconvenient. It disrupted so many events and other agenda items. But died he did. Everything seemed so silly then. Every so important conversation or decision […]

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