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Every Day

I want my kids to identify what they like to do, what they believe is fun and what brings them joy daily. And then I want them to do that. To go there. To experience it often. And always want more. 
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Code Breaker

PK hadn’t slept much in the past few days. Might even be longer, but he wasn’t sure. Not that he cared. No, sir, this pill stuff had to be solved right soon so he could get on with the mission.
Farewell, My Prince

Farewell, My Prince

Farewell, My Prince I couldn’t remember what day it was. It was just one of those boring Saturday nights. Another week was over. I just had to kill time before going back to the daily grind on Monday. There was…

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The Back Room

I didn’t know what an “alcoholic” looks like up close, or how they think or act, but this experience brought me to the realization that they look, think and act a lot like you and me
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Winning, Losing and Loving Both

Somehow I really think I am a better person for the stupidity. Somehow it seems that if you don’t let your hair down once in a while and just give in to silliness you can never understand life. If you don’t laugh at reality, reality will laugh at you.

Power

I choose to live each day to fullest, to seek out others who choose to do the same and share my faith. That is where my true inner strength is found. A confidence in what I hope for, yet can not see.
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And The Song Played On

Life took over after graduation. I was ready to conquer the world. We lost touch and I had never really thought about him. But sometimes, he would cross my mind. There was one time he asked me out and I could not go. I was out of town and he was in Manila for a short time. Darn. The stars were not aligning for us.
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Racing By The Numbers

I don’t know what motivates you on a daily, weekly, monthly, annual or lifetime basis to say no to the extra donut, or to get your butt to the gym, or to accomplish whatever other personal goals you have. Whatever it is, just go for it! Be creative, be true to your goals, keep at it, and have fun doing it!
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Broiled Flounder

The truth is there are many opportunities to ‘flounder’ or ‘not flounder’ every day in our interactions with others. When you’re not around other people, it’s easy to not be a flounder.  Being around other people can bring out the fish in us – the selfish.