Monthly Archives: May 2013

Where the road not taken crosses the calf path

Is it safe to assume that most of us are familiar with Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken? Safe or not, that is the assumption I am going to make. Let me refresh your memory: Two roads diverged in … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Make Me Laugh 11

Today isn’t Monday, I’m sure you are well aware of this. I decided to do yesterday’s post in observance of Memorial Day observed. So the comics got pushed back on the schedule for today and yesterday had a more fitting … Continue reading

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In observance of Memorial Day

Selfish pride is at the root of contention, and contention is at the root of war. Two entities contend with each other over land, ideas, treasure, or power, all because of selfish pride. One entity sees the other as having … Continue reading

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One year employment review for your child

My daughter just had her first birthday this month. She is my first child. I began thinking about being a parent as though it is being an employer. What if my children are my employees? If I had employees in … Continue reading

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How autism is a paradigm shift for parents

I recently (March 2013) self-published a book I wrote relating my family’s experience with autism and how it affected every aspect of life. My youngest brother (number 4 of 6 children) is diagnosed with autistic disorder. The book is called Secondhand … Continue reading

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The Armchair Therapist Fiasco

Have you ever been to a sandwich shop to order lunch and thought “why don’t I just make my own sandwich at home?” Then, after eating the sandwich, you think, “I could definitely make a better sandwich myself!” I’ve thought … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Make Me Laugh 10

Thanks to a nasty stomach bug (is there any other kind?) last week, I hardly know what day it is, let alone the year. The recovery has been slow. Yesterday I showed up to McDonald’s ready to work, but apparently … Continue reading

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Left alone on a tropical island, would you survive?

As I was lying in bed earlier this week, writhing in pain and discomfort brought on by fever and some type of virus or bacteria affecting my stomach, I had some time to think. I thought about how slowly time … Continue reading

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This is what calling in sick looks like for a blogger

I’ve been flat out sick for the last few days. It hit me Monday night and today I am just barely feeling well enough to move around, although I’m still considerably week. I didn’t have anything scheduled ahead of time … Continue reading

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The Roman Colosseum of Today

As usually happens, I have found a topic to write about from reading another writer’s work. This is also my third post in a row to link out to another content creator whose work I really enjoy. The article that … Continue reading

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