Is the Elephant in the Room Sitting on Your Lap?

My dad lost his leg from a motorcycle accident when he was 19 and my mother lost her toe from lawn mower incident when she was in her 30’s. It was a running joke in my family, that together, my parents had 14 toes. Having spent a lot of time with my dad at the…

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The Art of Being a Beautiful Loser

It occurred to me the other day, that life is a series of losses. Nothing is permanent and the things that we most value or esteem, will slip through our grasp time and again. Our looks, people we love, activities we enjoy, finances (which we can win and lose throughout our lives), our sharp minds,…

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People Rise

I am sitting watching the sun come up over the serene golf course across the street from my mom’s house where I have been staying for the past month.  I see a deer nibbling on his breakfast in the distance, but what really catches my attention is the jogger running by.  He has one of…

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