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Working the Problem

In the days before heat schedules, water bottles, and air conditioning in schools, concentrating on any subject was challenging. I remember how unbearable the late August heat could be. In my high school some of my classes were on the third floor of our building, built in 1916. Getting through ...

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Responsibility: An Unlikely Joy

Household chores were a regular part of childhood in my family, and when done right, a small allowance was our reward. Our house was built for a young bride by her new husband in the 1920’s and still had beautiful wood floors 50 years later when we made it our ...

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New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work!

I am not trying to be the bearer of bad news, only the bearer of the truth. The truth is, New Year’s resolutions do not work. They don’t work because often we don’t work them. We like the idea of saying we’re going to do something, because it sounds good. But ...

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Do you want to be a Billionaire?

 Do you want to be a Billionaire? It seems that lately my appetite for more is in one word: insatiable. We compare what we have with what others have, and find ourselves lacking.  It is on every channel, and in every store.  We live in the most affluent country on the planet, ...

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How Far Should You Pursue the American Dream?

May I ask you a question? Is it ever okay to quit?  To let a dream die … just because you don’t want it anymore? A dream that was 30 years in the making? Is it alright to shut the door on a lifetime of perfecting your craft?   Can you walk away from ...

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