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Mark My Words – Talk to your children!

Are we losing our ability to have conversations? Is the art of conversation becoming a lost art, in itself? It is hard to imagine that something as simple as having a conversation could become a thing of the past, but sadly, it feels that way, especially when you are talking to the younger generation. In a discussion with some colleagues …

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Mark My Words – Farewell to 2015

Dear 2015, After 365 days, it is time to say farewell to you. So many things happened this past year. Not just in my life, but in the lives of my family, friends and everyone else whose lives were touched by you. It is hard to comprehend all that has transpired over the past 12 months. Some things we wish …

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Mark My Words – Christmas shopping for my wife!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I do not mind going Black Thursday/Friday shopping. Even though I made a few mistakes this year with my shopping that night, which caused me to have to make a few returns the next day, I still find some fun in it all. I think partly because I am not one of those …

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Mark My Words – Black Friday Fun

I have never been much of a Black Friday shopper. Before 2005, I had only gone Black Friday shopping ONE time and that was back in 1987. I don’t recall people standing outside for hours, or even days to snatch that special deal, but that trend may not have been around way back then. We hit the mall, we went …

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Mark My Words – Confusion over “the cup”

Everything has the capability of turning into a major controversy these days. Things people say or what they do or even what they don’t do. What people wear or don’t wear. Where you work, who you donate money to, what you believe, who you support, who you dated, where you went to school, what you write in a book, where …

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Mark My Words – Stark differences between lies and mistakes

What is the difference between making a mistake and telling a downright lie? In our society, it can be hard to tell them apart. But really, should it be? Especially when there is no reason to believe otherwise? According to dictionary.com, the definitions are as follows: Mistake: Noun — an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor …

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Mark My Words — The Lottery: Somebody won, but it wasn’t me!

I am not one to play the lottery. I can count on my fingers the number of times I actually bought a Lotto, Mega Millions or Power Ball ticket. I am more prone to buy scratch off tickets. I don’t quite know or understand their appeal to me, but I will buy a few over the course of a few …

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Destruction!

When the going gets tough, the tough get …destructive? Many of us reach our “stress max” on a daily basis. Whether it is because of work, family, finances or just the everyday struggles that life throws at us, our stress sensors always seem to be blaring loud like an alarm clock. When this happens, we try to find ways to …

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To be a rock star…

Have you ever wanted to feel like a rock star? Do you desire the thrill and the rush of having crowds of pumped up fans screaming your name while they wave their hands wildly in the air? Have you wondered what it would be like to be unable to hear anything around you because the chants and cheers for you …

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Feel good stories.

All too often the thrill of victory takes precedence over all else. Everyone wants to be known as the winner. Isn’t that why we participate in sports: to destroy the competition and win? Playing for the love of the game doesn’t matter as much as winning. If you don’t win, what is the point of even playing? Winning is everything! …

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