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The Long and Winding Road

Every road we walk in life, be it personal or professional, leads back to the place we found ourselves in when we began to dream about what our lives might become. From that place of indelible power where the roots dig deep into our childhood, we’ve dreamed about where the road we call life will

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With these hands

Throughout my working life I’ve held many jobs where I use my hands. I had one job for seven years as a sales manager which didn’t involve using my hands much at all, but other than that – I’ve trended towards physical labor. Perhaps it was my body type or even the nature of my

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Be Brave

Looking across the landscape of writers I interact with on a regular basis, the one constant I come across is a lack of bravery. Whether it be in person, Twitter, or Facebook – I see a deep concern for how their pieces will be received by the audience. It doesn’t matter how well-known they are,

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Tick-Tock

In my life experience – limited as it is – I have come to the understanding that timing is everything. From all the ups and downs I experienced in 2014 to the soaring heights I find myself enjoying right now. Time is fluid and our perception of it changes depending on if we’re waiting on

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Questions and Devils

  I’ve benefited from a bit of time alone this week, but that hasn’t been without a serious downside. It isn’t something I get in this way normally, so when I finished with work Monday evening I kinda didn’t know what to do with myself other than write. I do it by mental reflex at

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Higher ground

  As much as I love history and historical settings, it isn’t my first love. What stole my imagination as a young child were myths. These were mostly the ones written by Greeks and Egyptians centuries ago. The tales were (and are) fantastic to my young brain, sweeping me away from my troubled childhood to

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A line in the sand

I think sometimes it’s easy to let things go. Perhaps too easy. Letting situations fester and upset you usually ends up making those situations worse. I understand those of you who prefer to be non confrontational, and there are times in my life that I wish I could live in that sublime reality. But I

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Self Assessment

What does the future hold? For me on the day job side, I’m up for my yearly self-assessment. I’ve had these before, but not for many, many years. At my last long term job with a local company, assessments ended up being hit and miss. Either you did your job and earned a raise (given

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