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The Most Important Thing You Can Do


Posted By on Feb 22, 2015

I’m not going to get all philosophical and deep today. I know. I tend to do that sometimes. But this blog post will be one of the shortest I’ve written or ever will write simply because I just want to put the message out there. There’s way too much blame going on in the world. People constantly look to blame someone else or something else for their woes. Recently, I watched blame as it tried to tear apart the high...

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Killing Peter Pan


Posted By on Jan 12, 2015

Boys will be boys. Until they can’t be boys anymore. All my life, I believed in the story of Peter Pan. Not the part where he flies or goes to some outlandish fantasy land where he fights pirates with a bunch of other kids who run their own island. Although the boy in me thinks that would be awesome. I always believed in the boy Peter Pan truly was. He was a free spirit, never worried about responsibilities of any kind. He lived...

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You Are What You Do


Posted By on Dec 7, 2014

Through the years, I’ve met tens of thousands of people. Each one of them is a unique story. Some of the stories are grand, wild tales of how they got to where they are. Some are simpler in nature. No matter where I go, people are looking to change their story. Not everyone, mind you. But there is a dissatisfaction in many lives with the way things are. Many friends have told me how they would like to write books like I do....

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Emergency Lifestyle Surgery


Posted By on Nov 2, 2014

This is a guest post by M.P. MacDougall I’ve always wanted to be a writer. But for my entire adult life, that goal eluded me. Rather than pursue my dream first, I gave in to practicality and accepted the mainstream idea of a ‘responsible’ career path. I served in the Air Force, learned a trade, and followed that trade to wherever promotions and pay raises beckoned me. For more than twenty-three years, I’ve had a ‘real’ job to do, a...

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Move the Mountain


Posted By on Oct 27, 2014

I woke up with a jolt.  For a few seconds, I didn’t fully realize where I was. After several quick breaths, I rubbed my eyes to get my bearings. Moments later, those eyes began to fill with tears. The nightmare had happened again. It was a dream I’d been having for nearly a month. The problem was that the dream was something I yearned to be true, and every time I awoke from it, the pain of my reality set in all over again....

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Keep Growing


Posted By on Oct 12, 2014

You screwed up. You know you did. Your heart fills with a growing sense of dread. That terrible feeling in your stomach won’t stop swirling, taking you to the threshold of nausea. Why did you do what you did? You knew better. But you went and did it anyway. I felt like this recently. I expressed my opinion on something that ended up offending someone. For the people who know me, I rarely walk on egg shells. I live my life as...

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