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The Phases of Adulthood

Why are there so many names for the different phases of life from birth through teens (baby, toddler, pre-schooler, kindergartner, grade-schooler, pre-teen, tweener) and almost none for the 60+ years that follow? It’s not fair! I mean, you’re not just … Continue reading

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The Funnel of Life

Why Life Isn’t Fair (an Occasional Series) Imagine life as a big Funnel, wide at the top, then gradually narrowing to a hole at the bottom. The top is the start of your life, the bottom is the end. You … Continue reading

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Fallmost

We’re slipping into fallmost, almost fall, the not-quite season. Perhaps you think of it as notumn, not autumn. Whatever you call it… Fallmost has a certain wistfulness, a sweet, fleeting uncertainty. It’s warm rather than hot, soft rather than sultry. Early quitter leaves flutter to … Continue reading

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Faith

Please God When my words speak more of faith than my actions do correct me “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life I now live in the body, … Continue reading

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“Get Real.” Sincerely, God

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The Key to Success?

So, yeah, failure is the key to success. Yada-yada. I hate that statement, don’t you?  Nevertheless, it’s true (dammit.) But wait, what about those stories of people for whom success came so easily? Have you read the follow-up accounts? Their success always … Continue reading

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The Juice of Life

I bought some tiny but delicious champagne grapes recently, and my wife accused me of eating “preemies.” You see why I could never have married anyone else?

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