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Monthly Archives: February 2014

#10: RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF NEVER

No one likes giving up. Some personalities are less aggressive; give them a reason to fight and you’ll long for a brash, always-cocked-and-locked High D. No one likes giving up.  Of all the possible scenarios, the singular worst is the sick awareness that you gave up right before you’d have won. We all fail.  100% … Continue reading »

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I THINK I GOT THE WRONG PART, HERE

Ever feel like you’re in a play somebody else wrote the script for and you’re botching most of your lines?  Missing your cues?  Like everybody else where you work is already on Wednesday afternoon and you’re not quite finished with Monday yet?  Like wherever you’re going, it seems like everyone else has already been there … Continue reading »

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Story: I MISS THE YOU I NEVER HAD

“More coffee?” He looked up from his reading.  “Sure.  Yes, please.  Your coffee is always so good.  And the second cup’s always better than the first.”  He smiled as he spoke, sliding the now-empty aging green-stripe mug closer. Meg had watched generations come and go from Reggie’s Diner.  It was the only job she’d ever held … Continue reading »

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Story: Romance In The Old Park

The little girl played in the park whenever she could. As parks go, this one wasn’t a standout.  The swing set only had one canvas seat still attached to the chains.  The others hung limp as though having long-since forgotten the joyful giggling and screams they once helped create. The undulating long slide was rusty … Continue reading »

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Just. . . Stay

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. “Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing beside his bed. He … Continue reading »

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#9: MAD AT OTHERS MAKING IT

Mental magnificence gets it.  To be successful at anything means you quit wasting time and energy looking around at everyone else, buckle down and get cracking.  Sure, it’s good to take examples from the best of the best.  See where they excelled and lock in on the top two or three most helpful ideas. That’s … Continue reading »

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Story: I DIDN’T HAVE THE HEART

“May I help you pick out a Valentine’s Day card?”   The collection of cards had just come in and she’d only finished organizing their display a few minutes earlier – an eye-jangling kaleidoscope of hot pink, white and every possible shade of red.  He stood sort of slack-jawed, scanning the rows. “Sir?” The man … Continue reading »

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