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A million little choices

  Yakov Smirnoff came to the United States and then to a theatre in Branson after fleeing the Soviet Union.  One thing that made a big impression on him was the sheer variety of choices in American supermarkets, after the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Big Head

“Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in”, said Gustave Flaubert. Looking past Gustave’s obvious wounded pride when he calls those who succeed idiots, is the deeper quest for success all people yearn … Continue reading

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It is not just the cowardly lion who needs courage

Remember the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz”. This “King of Beasts” acted more like a timid mouse except when real courage was needed, not bravado. Time and again he acts in the face of fear even though afraid. … Continue reading

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The Power of One

What can one person do? Do you feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders?  Financially providing for your family, being the primary caregiver for an aging parent, getting up multiple times each night and literally at the … Continue reading

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The Pain of Unintentional Fear

A grandfather recounted a joy filled time of tickling, bouncing, chasing and laughing with his two to three year old granddaughter. One of life’s greatest joys turned to one of life’s most painful in an instant. The grandfather often had … Continue reading

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Some things are permissible but not beneficial

I was saddened deeply several years ago when control was lost of a car full of local high school students.  They were killed in the impact resulting from a local popular activity; hill topping.  When a car travels at a … Continue reading

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