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Do You Have A Few Bad Teeth?

I went to the dentist yesterday for my semiannual appointment. During the initial phase of the checkup, the dental hygienist used a pick tool to scrape below my gum line to remove plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease and cavities, and she then cleaned and flossed my teeth. Throughout the checkup, she was checking the current condition of my […]

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Karaoke Is Like An Empty Orchestra

We are a society that enjoys standing around with friends singing popular songs into a microphone over prerecorded music. We call this type of entertainment “karaoke.” One of the favorite karaoke songs is a song written by Paul Anka and popularized by Frank Sinatra. You know the song, titled My Way, and the words, “I did it my way.” There […]

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Squinting In The Fog

Have you ever driven in fog? Or maybe through a torrential downpour or blinding blizzard? The road ahead, and the scenery alongside the road, that was once clearly visible is now not easily seen. During those moments you are forced to reduce your speed, turn off your car radio, take a deep breath, grip the steering wheel a little tighter […]

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Though Your Cherry Trees Don’t Blossom

There is so much these days to cause us anxiety and fear. This past weekend a 17-year old boy drowned after being swept up in a rip current off the North Carolina coast. Yesterday morning, a tragic fire engulfed a residential high-rise in London, killing many people and leaving upwards of 2,000 homeless. Hours later, here in the United States, […]

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Big Waves Or Little Waves

The ocean is one of our favorite places to spend the day. And whether it is low tide or high tide, whether there is a rip current or very little current, or whether the ocean water is cold from the Labrador Current coming out of the Arctic Ocean or warm from the Gulf Stream originating at the tip of Florida, one thing […]

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More Than Just A Wish!

When you think of the word “hope” or “wish,” what comes to mind? We often use them interchangeably but they really are different in meaning and usage. Hope refers to a feeling of desire for something to happen, something that could happen. Our daughter is getting married in two weeks and we hope that it does not rain that day. […]

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You Have An Anchor For Your Soul!

James Cook, from the BBC, reporting the day after the mass shootings in San Bernardino on December 2, 2015 wrote these chilling words – “Just another day in the United States of America. Another day of gunfire, panic and fear.” Not much has changed since then. All across this country, and around the world, hardly a day goes by where […]

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The Security Camera Is Always On

Have you ever felt as if you were being watched, and it caused you to act or talk in a certain way? A number of years ago an office that I managed had a recurring problem with items disappearing. This went on for a number of weeks and no culprit was found, so I had security cameras installed, and almost […]

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Your Unlimited Power Source

We all need boosts of energy from time to time. There are many good and healthy ways to boost your energy, and there are many not so good ways. That first sip of coffee in the morning is the jolt that many people need to get moving. The rise of energy drinks is driven by the fact that they are […]

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Beach Warning Flags

You have planned a day at the beach. The sun shining and there is not a cloud in the sky. You have your beach chair and umbrella, sunscreen, your favorite book, and a cooler with food and drink. Once you arrive, you see the beach lined with yellow flags. These flags are parts of a standardized warning system used by […]

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