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Curses! Don't be the source of them

Monday morning I was sitting in my den, drowsily watching a replay of the NASCAR race from Kansas, when I was shocked from my stupor by images of the flaming number 10 car of Danica Patrick. 1,401 more words

Teaching Kids About Dreams, Jobs and Dignity

 “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Adults love to ask this question of children and relish the answers we’re given.

We love to hear the originality and confidence children possess when saying they’re going to be an astronaut or doctor. 1,034 more words


The New Yorker - A Grandmother's desperate choice

Sometimes I come across an article or a story that doesn’t leave me alone. People I don’t know -and never will know- are all of a sudden on my mind for days.  786 more words

Writing And Prompts

Workplace Civility

I recently read “How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age” by Brent Cole (Simon & Schuster Paperbacks). I had been aware of the “How to Win Friends and Influence People” series as I’m sure many people are, but I had never actually read any of the books from the series before. 358 more words

Reading Reflections

Shirts & Skins

Politics is not as fun to follow these days.

When I was younger, people got into arguments about politics left and right.  But then you would move on to other things. 1,715 more words





  1. formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.

    Just so you know, you do not have to like the people you work with, but you do have to be civil.

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For The Love Of All Things Sane

No matter what

In America, we like to choose sides. We make a decision and then stick to it. Nothing you can say or do will convince your buddy to change his ways. 779 more words