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Diets don’t work

I have never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions, especially of the most popular New Year’s resolution of all: losing weight. Most of us make that resolution out of remorse for all the fattening food and drink we indulged in during the holiday season.

The value of personal history

A couple things happened this weekend that made me think about the value of personal history. The first was going with my daughter to watch a high school girls’ basketball game. The other was a television movie adaptation of Mitch Albom’s For One More Day. What is the connection between the two?

Give the gift of encouragement

The following is a speech that I gave at my Toastmasters club today. There are plenty of gifts that we can give this holiday season, but one of the most important is the gift of encouragement. When someone is down, when someone has suffered a great loss, or when someone has just lost faith, the …

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Orange Sky

We have been without the sky for four days now. Instead, the air has been orange.

My mother’s estate

When my mother passed away 15 years ago, she didn’t leave much of monetary value. In fact, she left me with the debt on her mobile home, which we wound up selling for scrap. What she did leave me with has tremendous value, and I shall benefit from it the rest of my life. Here …

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