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  • Psychic sales clerk

    “How are you today?” the sales clerk asked.
    I offered the standard, “I’m fine, how are you?”
    “I’m hanging in there,” she replied.
    “Okay, to be honest, I’m barely hanging in there myself. This has been a really crappy week,” I divulged.
    She came around the counter, and took both of my hands in hers. “Do you mind if I do this?”
    Given my strong Christian upbringing and background, I thought she was going to pray with me. “I don’t mind,” I replied. “I welcome it.”

  • Meaning and purpose
  • Making beautiful memories
  • Dusting off and doctoring the resume
  • Can my cross be padded and a bit smaller?
  • Turning over a new leaf

     Recently, I turned over a new leaf.  Once you turn a leaf over, it is sometimes hard to keep it from flipping back. But this one has stayed on the flipside for over 10 days, so I’m feeling optimistic. 

    I had been listening to friends discuss the dilemma of the toothpaste tube.  

    “Are you an end squeezer or a middle squeezer?” they asked. 

  • Learning to deal with tough times

     My main premise is that the most creative, healing and human way for a person to reckon with tough times is by living in the present with others, borrowing light from the past and hope from the future.

  • Words every son needs to hear from Dad

     I had breakfast with my Dad and my brother.  We laughed.  We talked about serious things.  It was one of those breakfasts that fathers and sons are supposed to have, but rarely do.  

    The three of us are richly blessed that we can do that together, and always look forward to doing it.  A story came up that I think surprised us so muchthat we all remembered it.  

  • Now That’s Italian

     I just had the pleasure of a trip to Italy. The history, art and food were awesome. 

    My grandparents came from southern Italy to America around 1907.  Most Italians brought their culture, food and love of family with them (so do most immigrants).  Anyone who has ever seen, smelled and eaten Italian cuisine felt the cooking was an experience of satisfaction and love of the good life.  

  • Taking the fear from death

     Every one of us is interested in death because we know that some day we are going to die.  A lot of people are afraid of death, and their fear takes much of the joy out of living.  Many refuse to think about it at all.  But death is not a monster.  It is our best friend, and if we could be convinced of that, life would be so much freer and happier.