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May 18, 2023
It’s All about people!

Have you ever been wildly misunderstood? Have you ever had someone interpret something you said in a way other than it was intended? Have you ever inadvertently used some word, phrase, or tone that had a different meaning for another individual and triggered a hostile response? Have you ever felt the difficulty in helping someone […]

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May 11, 2023
Take Me Back When …

I wish I were 10 years old again. Remember those days when school was easy, homework was nonexistent, girls weren’t a problem, you had no chores and you could ride your bike all day long? When I was 10, I went to school, came home, rode my bike until dark, ate, did my spelling words […]

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May 4, 2023
Are you Civilized?

Reporter: “Mr. Gandhi, what do you think of Western Civilization?”  Mr. Gandhi: “I think it would be a good idea. What do you think of when you hear ‘civilization?’ A game perhaps? It seems to me that most of us think of our standard of living, infrastructure, art, literature and scientific achievements as ways of […]

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April 27, 2023
Understand a Little

I used to read with a flashlight under the covers at night. Or in the closet, for an added element of excitement. I read because I wanted to experience things that I didn’t imagine would ever happen in quiet little College Place. Later, after overcoming my sometimes-misguided sense of adventure, I was relieved that I […]

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April 20, 2023
Just Recycle IT

“With such a mass of serious environmental dangers surrounding us, it is tempting to throw up our hands in despair. But despair can only make things worse. We can save the planet if we all take responsibility for it in every aspect of our daily lives, starting now.” (The Canadian Green Consumer Guide, prepared by […]

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