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  A few decades ago, I was having an obnoxious teenager moment with my Dad. He had asked me to get off the phone and I refused. When I finally did get off the phone, I stormed to my room, put on head phones, and shut out the world to music. Dad came in to […]

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  Has it ever seemed to you like life is moving so fast that you are going without spacebars? Just as you can probably decipher the jumble of words at the end of the last sentence, most likely you can keep pushing through your crazy schedule—at least for a while. But just as words would […]

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  Growing up in a small town and a large family has provided a life rich in story. Rarely am I in a conversation that I don’t immediately think this thought: “That reminds me of the time . . .” I’m sure my friends breathe a silent sigh of “Here we go . . .” […]

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In the film Shall We Dance, Susan Sarandon’s character says, “We need a witness to our lives.” That’s what friends do for each other. Families do, too, but they’re pretty much stuck with you.

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Have you ever noticed how much noise is going on around you? In my living room I have an old grandfather clock that sounds off every 30 minutes with the sound of Big Ben. In my office there is a clock on the wall with angels painted on each hour that has the same sound, […]

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I stood there gaping at the mess, disappointed, upset and shaking my head. I was angry with myself for not checking if anything needed to be wiped up and I was actually mad I had even agreed to give him a ride.

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