Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanks. A lot.

November pops up on the calendar and in America, whether we want to or not, we find ourselves taking a look at our gratitude barometers.  What with the looming holiday of THANKSgiving in every advertisement from the internet’s bits and bytes to billboards on highways and byways, the idea of gratitude seeps into your subconscious and even the grinchiest of hearts will spend nanoseconds thinking about it.   Those of us with a compulsion to put pencil to paper and […]

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Word Grenades.

There are words getting lobbed around out there that I have labeled Word Grenades.  Just something a person tosses out there to try and cover everything they don’t really want to explain.  One of these Word Grenades is “hate” — a word I asked my children not to use growing up.  Besides being inflammatory and rude, I think most people should have to give a 125 to 300 word speech about why they hate something – it might diffuse some […]

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Liar, Liar.

When I was a kid I told another kid that I was a twin.  It was a lie of epic proportion that fell out of my face before my brain had a chance to realize what I was doing, and my heart… didn’t have a clue.  Over the years, I felt badly about the lie, but at the time it was a powerful drug that propelled me forward.  It was a kind of confidence amphetamine, it was.   The lie […]

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Contact High.

There is a piece written by Brian A. “Drew” Chalker that begins, “People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.”  Awfully poetic stuff when referring to the people that end up on a catchall list in our phones and computers titled “Contacts.”   Contacts.  The synonym for contact is touch.  It is sort of sweet, when you think about it, that each and every one of us has a list of people who have […]

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