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WHO NEEDS CONVERSATION?

Three weeks ago my friend, Nick Richtsmeier and I began The Convos – a conversation on Facebook (about the worst place to have a conversation) based on our belief that conversations make us and break us. This week we talked about Thanksgiving table talk, gun violence, trolls, the “love zone,” the Orlando nightclub shooting, and […]

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CHRISTMAS AMBIGUITY

        I really don’t know why I like the commercial of Lady Gaga singing,¬†“Baby, It’s Cold Outside,”¬†with Tony Bennett in Barnes & Noble, but I do. I can’t explain why I won’t go to church on Christmas Eve to watch the church children follow the donkey with the specially-picked child who gets […]

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THE GRACE OF GRATITUDE

I went to bed last night feeling yucky. I know that’s not a real feeling, but it best describes the mix of emotions that were bubbling up inside of me. I felt restless, irritable, and discontent. I had my reasons. I’d been misunderstood and judged by a friend. My bank account did not promise extra […]

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