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The Power of Nothing

The Power of Nothing: (Audio) The gauntlet is thrown at your feet. Someone says something so outrageous that you feel the need to respond. You know. Put them in their place. Be the antithesis to their diatribe. Rise to the bait and throw it back in their proverbial smug face with a slant that proves…

The Fortunate Early Bird Syndrome

The Fortunate Early Bird Syndrome: (Audio) To snap the perfect photo, you have to be prepared to attend to your schedule and timing. To get the Milky Way, well, you may have to stay up later than many enjoy. To get that beautiful sunrise as shown in the photo, you may have to get up…

All That Racket

All That Racket Sitting in a local fast food establishment where I know the coffee is hot and good enough to spend a buck.  I look up from my book to watch people as they sit, eyes glazed and ears full. The noise is not comforting.  Orders, cooks, cleaners, blenders, exhaust fan blasting every time…

A Blank Page

A Blank Page: (Audio) I remember a time, back in the school years, that it was difficult getting busy to write a book report or some other paper that required you to read, analyze and report. At that time I could only imagine what some people go through when they write a book! In fact,…

Sputtering Along

Sputtering Along: (Audio) I must confess… Sometimes I start fast and never finish. Other times I intend to start, and never make it onto the playing field. Then there are times I start, and just sputter through the process until I sputter across the finish line. Then there are times I’m victorious on every step!…

The Change of Life We Live

The Change of Life We Live: (Audio) The older we get, and perhaps this is the only time we take special note of this, we are nothing like what we started out. From infancy to adulthood we go through so many physical changes. The colors of our eyes and hair can change. The baby fat…

Being First is Not Always Best!

Being First is Not Always Best! (Audible) We know what’s it’s like being the last in line. You know, you normally get the leftovers of everything. The last of the buffet line, the last in a long line of hand me down clothes, the last to read a passed around book… So, we’ve trained ourselves…