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One of life’s most precious treasures is to develop mutual loyalty in friendship to another human being. We will stand up for that friend and that friend will stand up for us. This loyalty is present through thick and thin–good … Continue reading

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Here’s yet another blog post inspired by a dream. It was a semi-lucid dream that included two family members and several strangers. A cousin and I were relaxing in his living room while he smoked a cigarette. This was uncharacteristic … Continue reading

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One of my former art teachers, Mrs. Frey, liked to say “sticktoitiveness” when doing individual coaching among her students. For instance, my acrylic paintings always looked far too dark, even those that depicted daytime scenes. It was never my intent … Continue reading

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In Control

For the most part, fears are paper tigers. For the vast majority of us, it’s deciding to act upon what we imagine. The fact is, we can do almost anything we decide to do. Nike Corporation co-opted the phrase “Just … Continue reading

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Bright-Eyed And Bushy-Tailed

Rick greeted me by asking, “How are you?” I replied, “Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” The old idiom just popped out of the¬†mouth without any forethought. My friend laughed at the unusual response then he asked why I felt so cheerful. First … Continue reading

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During his last visit, Jorge mentioned that he felt another attack on civil liberties building up in the US.¬† Although he pays scant attention to the negativity of the mainstream news media sources, he cannot help but pick up on … Continue reading

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