Walls and bridges

Whether a wall is built to keep someone in or keep someone out, it is absolutely built to keep people apart. And the longer the wall stands, the easier it is to forget who’s on the other side. Bridges are built to connect… to provide a way for people to come together. However, it’s not enough…

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Dodging a bullet

I wasn’t sure if I should write about this but I’m feeling compelled to.  I had a health scare last week.  Without going into TMI territory, let’s just say I had a thing that could have been “something,” but turned out to be “nothing.” I worried about the something for four long days before I…

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Worst joke ever

We spent summers with my dad when I was in high school. It was a half work half play arrangement.  My dad owned apartment buildings in West Lafayette, Indiana, and my brothers and I would drive around mowing yards, moving furniture and painting apartments as our summer job. He also hired a few college kids…

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Play nice

You heard it from both parents and playground supervisors, “Play nice!” This was often followed by, “If you don’t, no one will want to play with you.” You got this warning not because someone else took your ball or called you a poo poo head. You got this warning because of the way you reacted.…

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Extremely average

I loved the Guinness Book of World Records when I was a kid. We would flip enthusiastically through that thick paperback and read out loud about the extremes in our world. We were amazed at the fun facts… from the unbeatable long jump of Bob Beamon to the world’s fastest guitar player doing Flight of…

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