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The Power of Negativity

Recently I studied Proverbs 18:21* and got to thinking… Everyone knows that a positive attitude can bring positive changes, boost your success, and improve your relationships with colleagues, family, and friends. But do you realize that a negative attitude is … Continue reading

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Flattened by Overuse, Part 2

When last I wrote about overusing the word “love,” I didn’t plan any followup post. But some of the discussion has reminded me of another overused word: “Just.” You hear it a lot. F’r instance, “I just think we should … Continue reading

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Repeating History

Hello, Friends! In honor of Black History Month, I’m reprising this essay that was published in the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper in 2006. I first posted the piece to this blog on February 1, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Breaching … Continue reading

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Boarders Without Borders

Spring is coming! The other day, I was at the kitchen window when I noticed the mulch in the flower bed twitching. Kinda creepy… oh wait, it was a bunch of robins hopping around looking for breakfast. There must have … Continue reading

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Ground Hog: Sausage, or Metaphor for Procrastination?

Did you see that old movie “Groundhog Day?” Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover their celebration with the famous groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil.” But he gets stuck in some time loop, and lives February 2 … Continue reading

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Flattened by Overuse

Wait–No, I don’t mean a squished-down pillow or rug. I’m talking about overused words. See, lately I’ve heard myself saying “I love…” about practically everything. I love this song! I love your dress! I love that house! I love pizza! … Continue reading

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Unfinished… And Okay With That

As a reading junkie, I grew up finishing every book I picked up. I might leave chores or projects half-done, but when it came to books, I’d read every word. Even if I lost interest, I wouldn’t admit it. Guilt … Continue reading

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