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  • Dare to Do-Over

    I loved to draw when I was a child. Turning a blank piece of paper into a work of art was rewarding. I never became a renowned cartoonist or painter, but I had fun exploring my artistic gifts and abilities. Some days I could sketch my ideas easily; other times I kept starting over from …

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  • The Secret Sauce In An Achy World

    Words are shifty things—they morph. Time messes with their meaning. For instance the word meat used to mean all food; but now it means just edible animal product. In Roman times addicts were debtors who sold themselves into slavery to the people to whom they owed money. But by the 1600s its definition broadened to …

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  • Why Should I Still Carry a Pen?

    Not long ago I was in a situation where a friend needed a pen. Another friend rhetorically asked, “Who still carries a pen?” He was shocked when I quickly pulled one from my pocket and said, “I do.” Is it no longer common practice for people to have a pen on hand? Has having an …

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