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Resolving problems through MOPTOL process
Some people multi-task. Some people compartmentalize. Some people pile. Ahhhhhh, say what? Pile. “Oh yeah!” a fellow pile-ophile said in seeming recognition. You put one bill or office file on top ...
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Go ahead, be thankful
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s the time of year we pause to be thankful for our blessings. Of course, being thankful is something we should practice all year long.
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Speaking on emotional abuse
Cliff was a perfect eighth-grade student. He had to be. His father, a policeman, expected him to live the straight and narrow. Mistakes simply were not tolerated. Cliff complied. He wore his hair i...
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WRIGHT WAY: Cremation — A burning question
I think my least favorite topic to discuss is funeral arrangements for my loved ones. I know at some point the subject must be broached, but not now. Never right now. It’s morbid enough to evoke th...
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Melissa matter: Birds of a feather ...
Most of us can recall a time when we were warned to choose our friends wisely. “You are the company you keep” is something we’ve all heard. The meaning behind this is two-fold; we are often judged ...
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Speaking on child abuse
We can hardly pick up the newspaper anymore without reading yet another account of child abuse. One horrific story after another inundates our lives leaving us angry and mystified that there are su...
Nov 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayer: When and where?
On the first night of his grandparents’ visit, a small boy was saying his prayers. “Please, God,” he shouted, “send me a bicycle, some new video games and maybe a ...” “Why are you praying so loud?...
Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Melissa matter: The heavenly boomerang
Are you giving what you want for yourself? The groundwork for the “Heavenly boomerang” was laid in the book of Genesis, chapter 12 where God said he would bless us and for us, to bless others, then...
Oct 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Cleveland
Tall Betsy Storytelling Evening is today from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Museum Center at Five Points. Tall Betsy will be there and will be telling her story. There will also be other family-friendly Ha...
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Family works: Speaking on the journey
As a child I never had the opportunity to ride on a real train; so my fascination with trains was lived out by collecting model trains.
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