16 March

The Dangers Of Following Your Best Thinking

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  I’m breathing heavily, feeling whipped but trying hard to mask the gasps for air. Hands on my hips, trying to control my breathing.   He taps my clavicle hard with the flat of one palm and pushes my hand off my hip with his other.   “Chest up, shoulders back.”   I drop both […]

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26 January

The Heart Wants What It Wants, Baby.

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The Heart Wants What It Wants,  Baby.

  It’s late.   Okay, it’s 11pm but that’s my late. Way past the time I transform into a girl in tattered clothes sitting alone on a pumpkin.   January and I are cruising north up the 5… a little faster than we probably should be. That happens a lot when I’m with January.   I […]

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18 November

The 3-Second Solution For Righting A Wrong

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The 3-Second Solution For Righting A Wrong

  You’ve been injured. Someone has said something totally out of line that has hurt your feelings, or perhaps worse, your reputation. Maybe a person at work has it out for you and has figured out a way to get you reprimanded or even terminated. A relative said something untrue that’s caused a stir in […]

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4 November

How to get your story straight…

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How to get your story straight…

  Human beings love a good story. We love them. We love stories of underdogs. We love stories of success. We love stories of true love and heroism. This is probably why The Princess Bride is universally beloved by both men and women because as the great lyrical philosophers Bran Van 3000 once said, “Although […]

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