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Why We Still Live Here

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After the last posting Why Do They Stay?, I anticipated hearing the question, “Why do you still live there?” And I have. The question has come from several sources since many of you link my blogs with your own or send them to your friends. In addition, quite a few newspapers printed that last one […]

Why Do They Stay?

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Last week, as it barreled toward the Texas coast, Hurricane Ike passed 400 miles from our home in Orange Beach, Alabama. Located right on the Florida/Alabama line, our town saw docks and parking lots underwater as ten and twelve-foot waves broke onto our beaches. Pushed by fifty mile per hour wind gusts, the water flooded […]

Goodbye, Mr. Foster

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I met him at least eight years ago—maybe ten—on Concourse A at the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. He wore black pants and a white shirt with a black tie and bib apron. “Let me carry that for you, young man,” he said, noticing the balancing act I was performing with my luggage and the tray […]

My Olympic Suggestions

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Several weeks ago, I realized that for the first time in my life, I was not interested in the upcoming Olympic games. Having always been a huge fan, I wasn’t sure if my indifference was due to the “China” factor or the realization that my short-term goals do not include stopping to watch television for […]

The Worst Day of the Year

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I will warn you now. This particular posting is not for children … There. That got your attention, didn’t it? Well, here goes … Remember the Fifth Decision, Today I Will Choose To Be Happy? I must confess that “today” … I am not! Here on the gulf coast, it is the first day of […]

To Err is Human …

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He was a CEO—a leader of thousands. I had seen him on television and read about him in magazines and newspapers. I had only met the man an hour before, but now, I watched as he laid his head on his desk and cried. His stockholders had turned their backs, the corporation’s Board of Directors […]

TV or Not TV … That is the Question!

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How much television do you watch? The A.C. Nielsen Company recently reported that 95% of Americans get a strong dose of television every day. The average adult watches a bit more than 34 hours per week; the average child between the ages of two and five watches 3.5 hours per day; and the average adult […]