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The Water Bug

The Water Bug

When I was about to turn 17, my father bought me my very first car. A 1976 VW Beetle that he wrapped in a large red bow and left in my aunt's driveway as a Christmas present.

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The Latest Medicare Proposals - More Cuts to Providers, Means Testing, and Rationing

The Latest Medicare Proposals - More Cuts to Providers, Means Testing, and Rationing

This blog discusses the politicians' familiar knee-jerk solution to the Medicare solvency crisis - making ever deeper cuts in reimbursements to providers. It also discusses how means testing will fund…

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The Coming-Out Party

The Coming-Out Party

Just three little words.....sometimes, that's all it takes to alter the course of life forever.

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President Obama's Bipartisan Debt Commission - Heed or Ignore?

President Obama's Bipartisan Debt Commission - Heed or Ignore?

The aim of this bipartisan "debt commission" was to address the nation's enormous debt problems, identify policies to improve the nation's fiscal situation, and propose recommendations to stabilize an…

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Telephone Etiquette

Telephone Etiquette

I knew it was going to be a bad day when the phone rang at 4:30 AM and I actually answered it.

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The Funeral Suit

The Funeral Suit

Sometimes you don't know whether to laugh or cry ...

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The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide

I planned this trip for my 20-year-old son.

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Happy Wife, Happy Life

Happy Wife, Happy Life

A lesson learned about what really matters...

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Wisdom - The Ability to Use Knowledge Skillfully (Part 3)

Wisdom - The Ability to Use Knowledge Skillfully (Part 3)

If you were able to go back in time and write a letter to a twenty-some version of yourself, what would you say? What sorts of life lessons have you learned since your early twenties that you wished y…

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Wisdom - The Ability to Use Knowledge Skillfully (Part 2)

Wisdom - The Ability to Use Knowledge Skillfully (Part 2)

Solomon, purported to be the wisest man in the entire Old Testament, once stated, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding" (Proverbs 4:7).

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Wisdom - The Ability to Use Knowledge Skillfully (Part 1)

Wisdom - The Ability to Use Knowledge Skillfully (Part 1)

According to Erik Erickson, there are eight stages of life with developmental tasks to be accomplished in each stage. During each stage, Erickson theorized people experience a conflict that serves as …

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Normal Aging versus Effects of Chronic Disease

Normal Aging versus Effects of Chronic Disease

It is important to be able to recognize the changes of normal aging versus the effects of disease. Untreated disease can result in "excess disability" and reduce the quality of life in older individua…

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