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Choosing Your Candidate

The presidential election season has descended on us already. One by one, we hear of yet another hopeful, announcing a bid for the presidency. Special interest groups and lobbyists will soon flood the air waves and mailboxes enlightening us on who we should vote for and why. Before long there ...

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True Colors

“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”  Maya Angelou Everyone has a bad day from time to time. Our temper flares, we can’t resist gossip’s temptation,  jealousy  rears its head, or we tell a lie. But behavior patterns are a different matter be they positive ...

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John Wooden: Modeling True Success

Since basketball fans are now paying close attention to the NCAA tournament outcomes, I thought it fitting to drop a highly esteemed name known among sports circles – John Wooden.  Warmly known as “Coach” by many of his previous players at UCLA, this exceptional individual earned the title of “the ...

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“That’s Just Me,” An Excuse for Bad Behavior?

Have you ever told someone, “That’s just me,”? That comment usually follows someone’s criticism of our character or a habit. It’s a defensive punch, with an implied offensive follow up: “You’re being judgmental and unfair.” Is this a valid excuse for bad behavior? Recently, I helped a friend administer the ...

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