What Do You Buy?

“Now what kind of a question is that,” you might think.  “I buy groceries and gas; car insurance and clothes; purses and TVs.  I spend money on vacations, Starbucks, cars, shoes, and a plethora of things.”  Yes, we all spend money on these kinds of items.  So, maybe I should refine the question some –…

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Just Maybe . . .

Have you ever walked in the door dreading the fact that you may need to have what could be an unpleasant conversation with your mate?  It could be some troublesome news about one of the kids, damage you did to the car, or a job-threatening conflict at work.  Whatever it is – you don’t want…

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How Valuable is It?

I was startled and saddened to read that the most recent numbers for suicide rates in El Paso County, for the 10-18 age bracket, have doubled.  For those of you reading this who are not from Colorado, El Paso County is the name of the county that encompasses Colorado Springs. The $173,000 study went on…

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Are You Answering the Question?

I recently read an author who stated that every January he asks himself the question, “What is the meaning of life?”  He goes on to observe that while this question is philosophically and practically important in our lives, rarely do we stop to really answer it.  But shouldn’t we? According to two 2014 studies, individuals…

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Have We Lost Perspective?

Do you recall times when your plans were certain (or at least you thought they were)?  You were going on a hike on the weekend, or to a movie Friday night, or to some particular university to get a degree in your planned field of study.  There were things to see and mountains to climb…

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Do You Hear It?

We live in a world that seems to be built on “Can you hear me now?”  Think about it.  You are watching TV – it goes to commercial and the volume increases.  Your email receives so many junk emails that you have to spend time daily hitting “delete, delete, delete . . . .”  Your…

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Thank You Notes

If you are a fan of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, you have probably seen his sketch “Thank You Notes.”  In this he often pays tribute to all kinds of unsung people, places and things.  And no doubt, being mentioned on national TV is libel to be greatly appreciated. Think about when you have…

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