The Emperor’s New Clothes *SPOILER ALERT*

You’ve heard the story, right — The Emperor’s New Clothes? It is an old one and I want to believe I wouldn’t be ruining anyone’s expectations by exposing (pun intended) the ending. Yet, over and over again, I find that there are legions of folks that go through life as though they’d never even heard the original tale.  I often have a ringside seat, where I watch intelligent adults fall for the most transparent of con games. These seemingly bright people invite […]

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Cheaters, Weasels and Charlatans

Cheaters, Weasels and Charlatans.  Sometimes, they are all three personified in the same body like some unholy trifecta of badness.  Honestly, I have to believe that in a race, it would be hard to determine exactly which one is first/worse.  For some of my nearest and dearest, who have mentioned, married or come across individuals they have independently named as Cheaters, Weasels or Charlatans, I happen to think they’re all equally bad and in recent conversation, I felt it necessary […]

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