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Travelling First vs. Worst Class

I used to travel two or three times a month, middle class all the way. Oh, occasionally I’d get a mileage award bump to the slightly cushier first-class section, basically upper-middle-class. But the lower-middle-class coach section was fine, really. Once, … Continue reading

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Curmudgeonly Me

Cur·mud·geon, noun (kər-mŭj′ən): An ill-tempered, cantankerous person, traditionally older, but now of any age. Cur·mud·geon·ly, adjective (kər-mŭj′ən-li): How I feel when I’m reading current political news. :>(

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Stay the Course!

Thought for the Week Don’t lose sight of your true purpose. Purpose always transcends circumstances. Yes, adjustments and even detours will need to be made along the way, but they too can be a part of fulfilling your purpose. If … Continue reading

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Dignity

It’s Labor Day in my country, a day in which we honor everyday working people. In other words, the vast majority of our population. This year has been uniquely difficult for them. Not only for restaurant servers, tradespeople and retail … Continue reading

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Boom!

It was autumn, 1962, and (unlike this year) the thermometer was climbing. So was the economy. Dad’s income was booming. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban Southern California back yard. Visions of bikinied … Continue reading

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