The World Champion Philadelphia Eagles!

Satan walks into a hardware store, and asks where he can purchase a snow shovel. The clerk looks at him, and asks why he needs a snow shovel.  Satan replies “Didn’t you hear?  The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl.  Hell has frozen over!” I just typed the words “The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super […]

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

My family and I watched the movie “Fences” this weekend. The movie is about a 1950’s family, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. (Spoiler alert-I’m going to discuss some plot details here, in case you haven’t seen it). In the movie, the Denzel Washington character starts the movie with (what seems like) a small thread […]

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Fly Eagles Fly

The Philadelphia Eagles are going to Super Bowl LII, to be played next Sunday February 4th, 2018, in sunny Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This is only their third trip to the Super Bowl.  They lost to the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV, and lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. I was 18 […]

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Give Me A Choice

I don’t like to be told what to do. I don’t react well when someone points a finger at me and orders me to do something. My first reaction is either “no” or “why?” My sense is that this is a universal reaction. The people I know react badly to orders. On the other hand, […]

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In Ten Years

In the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen Covey suggested to “begin with the end in mind”. He suggested that the reader should write his/her own eulogy, as a set of long term goals. In other words, if you think about what your long-term goals are, you are more likely to achieve […]

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Roman Numerals

(I wrote the following essay a couple of weeks ago, and for technical reasons, I never posted it. Between the time that I wrote it, and today (December 12, 2017), Carson Wentz tore his ACL.) —– I am a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. “Lifelong”, as in I have been attending Philadelphia Eagles games […]

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This I Believe

In the 1950s, there was a radio show called “This I Believe”. People wrote essays about things that they believed, and then had 5 minutes to read those essays on the radio. The show was very popular, and later became a series of best-selling books of the same name. I recently started an online seminar […]

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A Gordian Knot

I know a couple of people who are struggling with big life problems, including the loss of career (and the loss of income that goes along with a career), legal issues, financial issues, and relationship issues. These people are in a place where they are struggling to find workable solutions. Every solution seems to have […]

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Order! Order!

When I was young, I loved to open brand-new boxes of crayons. I loved the smell of the crayons and I loved the sharpener. I especially loved the organization of the box. Each crayon was perfect, and each row was perfectly aligned. That love of order has carried over into my adult life. There is […]

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