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A Salute to a Fallen Giant

My place of work is in a well-established business park, featuring a campus that is lined with majestic elm trees and pines.  The maturity of the landscape is one of the drawing features for new tenants.  I have enjoyed many … Continue reading

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Young at Heart, Strong of Mind, and Lacking in Spirit

Yesterday afternoon found me roaming within the confines of the garage.  It had been a while since I had last reorganized what I would call our storage room.  I moved camping equipment back into place, took items off several six-foot … Continue reading

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Because You Are

As a writer, I count on outside experiences, chance encounters, and unusual events to draw inspiration for my works.  Whether it is a blog, an essay, or even a book; my imagination always plays second fiddle to the real world … Continue reading

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Well Worth the Wait

This afternoon proved to be one of those times that try a person’s soul.  My wife underwent her third surgery in the space of five weeks.  Now granted, this was a procedure that is performed thousands of time a day … Continue reading

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Pack Your Trunk for the Grand Journey

The other morning served to make me question why I have a dog who obviously has no sense of what sub-zero wind chill means!  My teeth were chattering as my faithful hound Xena and I trudged uphill through ankle-deep drifting snow!  … Continue reading

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Driven in a New Direction

My daily routine includes a 120-mile round trip commute to and from work. Some might consider this to be a burden; but I actually enjoy the time behind the wheel.  On the way into the office; I am able to … Continue reading

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Life is Simply Another Day in the Airport Gate Area

I am sitting at the airport, enduring yet another flight delay; which hopefully will not magically transform itself into a flight cancellation.  It is amazing what an additional eighty minutes of waiting can do to an already anxious crowd.  The … Continue reading

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Probably Probable Probability

All of us, whether knowingly or not, spend a large portion of our lives making decisions that are based upon probability.  It affects our professional, romantic, family, and spiritual lives in ways we may not readily comprehend.  The mysterious influence exerted by … Continue reading

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Did It Really Count for Anything?

I have always been one that loves a good quote. It will never cease to amaze me just how much wisdom is out in the world, just waiting to be discovered! Once you find those magical words; it is a … Continue reading

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The Power of an Unhealthy Perspective

I started off this New Year exactly where I left off last year; incredibly ill.  Over the course of December, what started off as a vicious cold morphed into what appeared to be flu.  Even though I tested negative for … Continue reading

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