Writing Is My Sanctuary

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My Sanctuary I liked a boy when I was eight years old and I was overwhelmed by my feelings. His name was Bradley and he had dark hair and was really good at kickball. I wrote a silly little diddy on my guitar. No one knew I liked him and I never told him, but alone in […]

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An Affordable Luxury

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My soul was restored recently.  It sounds dramatic to write that but I can’t think of a better way to phrase it. I just got back from spending 10 days exploring China while disconnected from social media and US news. I fired up my VPN to check out Twitter during the Indians brief playoff run […]

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I Have a Few Quibbles

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Ever since Paul Hebert departed from Facebook, I have missed his frequent crotchety, get-off-my-lawn type of observations.  His posts essentially took care of my need to express myself in that way. I simply “liked” or commented and left satisfied that my opinion was heard. But, alas, no one else comes to that same quality of […]

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Leadership Toxicity

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March 2008, Candidate Obama had to give a major speech on race relations.  Not because of something he did or said, but because his Pastor made a statement that the media played incessantly for days. As President, he was met with criticism for speaking up in instances relating to injustice.  Said by many that he […]

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Office Poli-TRICKS

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Office Poli-TRICKS There is an old saying: “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” And with that, what exactly is office politics? Well, according to a report by Ferris, Russ, and Fandt, titled, “Perceptions of Organizational Politics” they say “Organizations are social entities that involve a struggle for resources, personal conflicts, and a […]

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957th

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Would you date someone who was ranked #957? Would you bet on a horse that was ranked #957? Would you hire the 957th candidate? No, no, no, because we all want a sure thing. You may root for the underdog occasionally but do you ever chose the underdog? I know for a fact when it […]

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