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The Toolbox & The Wheelbarrow

This holiday weekend you might be doing some work around your house to get it ready for summer. You might be planning to remodel your deck or maybe build a new one. While you are hammering away your spouse is busy planting flowers. Regardless of the work you plan to do, you need tools, not just any tools, but the […]

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Doing vs. Being

We are one day away from the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, the unofficial start to the summer. Many people will be heading to the beach while others will be having backyard barbeques. We often put so much time and effort into planning our big event that we fail to take time to enjoy it. Maybe you are hosting that […]

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Before Your Feet Hit The Floor In The Morning

We are creatures of habit. Habits help us through our day. We can do a similar task without having to be fully engaged in that habit easier than when we are doing something “out of the norm.” Think about your morning routine. In our house, the weekday routine is the same most every day. When the alarm goes off; we […]

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How Do You Measure Success?

We live in a world that often measures success quantitatively. In sports, statistics and championships are usually the determination for whether or not a player has had a successful career. Annually, Fortune magazine releases its “Fortune 500” edition, in which American companies are ranked 1 to 500 in a variety of easily measurable categories. While none of these quantitative markers […]

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It Begins As A Small Leak

Hoover Dam is the second tallest dam in the United States. Its height is 726 feet. (The tallest dam is the Oroville Dam in California.) Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, which is the largest reservoir in the US, measured by water capacity. It supplies water to Nevada, Arizona, and California. Just imagine what would happen if the engineers that maintain […]

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In The Belly Of A Big Fish

Have you ever been asked to do something one way but you decided to do it another? In college I had a track coach who was an All-American a few years earlier in the event he was coaching me in. He wanted me and a teammate to train a certain way, but we didn’t like that regimen, so we dogged […]

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Shelter From The Storm

On September 20, 1991, the seventy foot “Andrea Gail” set sail from Gloucester Harbor, Massachusetts, and headed north to the fishing grounds of the North Atlantic. On October 28, after a somewhat lackluster sword fishing expedition, Captain Billy Tyne and his crew were heading home when he gave this message to nearby fishing boats about an approaching storm – “She’s […]

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The Words Rush Out & Kiss You!

In the age in which we live there is an endless supply of places to look for information. You can download apps to your smart phone and or other hand held devices that give endless sources of information. Google and other search engines provide lists of websites that match your search criteria. Bookstores are full of books that address the […]

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One Thing Never Changes!

We are only a few weeks away from the official beginning on the 2016 Hurricane Season. And right now, we are nearing the end of what is called Hurricane Preparedness Week; a time for those of us who live in areas prone to tropical cyclones to learn about ways to prepare and protect ourselves, and our property, in the event […]

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Timing Is Everything

You have probably heard or even said, “I was in the right place at the right time” or maybe the flipside of that statement – “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Sometimes our timing works to our advantage, other times, to our detriment. You are employed at a corporation and the longtime department manager suddenly gives […]

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