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It Doesn’t Matter What Happened, What Matters Is What Happens Next

It’s late. There’s a knock on the door. As you open the door you see a man smiling with what looks to be a pie in his hand. As you’re about to ask what this is all about, he raises his hand and plants the pie right in your face.

Usually you never see the pie in the face coming.

Life is full of pie-in-the-face moments, moments when the unforseen shows up and screws up everything. The best laid plans simply no match for Read the rest of this entry »


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July 26, 2014   No Comments

Be Your Own Sunshine

Are you waiting for the world to make you happy, waiting for the warmth of the sun to make you smile?

We’re all hoping for sunshine, but in the end the weatherman, no matter how experienced and informed, is basing his forecast on something he really has no control over.

Sort of how we hope for happiness.

So much of the happiness we seek is far too dependent upon forces we do not control. We empower things external to placate the internal. We Read the rest of this entry »


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June 14, 2014   No Comments

For Those Who Never Made It Back Home

I remember watching helplessly as the motorcade escorting the body of a young soldier killed in Afganistan made its way through the streets of a nearby town. I remember how his photo rightfully graced the front page of the local paper. Such a beautiful young life, extinguished after just 20 Read the rest of this entry »


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May 25, 2014   No Comments