Are You Potatoes Heavy? – August 16.2011

A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to school. For every person they refuse to forgive in their life’s experience, they chose a potato, wrote on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag. Some of their bags were…

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People and Thoughts – August 15.2011

Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for the best actor and actress. Name the last decade’s worth…

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Pajama Jam 2011 – August 12.2011

Here’s the scoop! Local celebrity Phil Vassar has wanted to play the Pajama Jam for years now, but he has always been booked before this year! Now, we finally get him !! Along with American Idol alum Casey James and rising country star Hunter Hayes, the line up is set!  The Jam returns to the…

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Every Good Decision Starts with a Stop – August 12.2011

More often than we like, most of us face choices that can have serious and lasting impact on our lives. Do we go along with the crowd? Do we tell someone off, quit a job, or end a relationship? Unfortunately, these decisions are not preceded by a drum roll warning us that the stakes are…

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Pajama Jam and Such – August 11.2011

Tomorrow morning between 7-8 a.m. I will announce who is playing this year’s Pajama Jam and the date the tickets will go on sale. It’s year 7 for this incredible breast  cancer awareness event. 900 women get together to celebrate life, enjoy each other’s company and receogznie that early detection is the best protection against…

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Let Go – August 11.2011

A little boy wanted to see an eagle fly. He put some sandwiches in his backpack, got his binoculars, and set out on the plains, saying, “I’m going out there to see the eagles fly.” The sky was vast and seemed to stretch out forever like an endless blue blanket, but no birds were anywhere…

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To Understand Is To Be Patient – August 10.2011

I heard about an elderly patient in an American hospital who was recovering from a medical procedure. He decided to take a look at his recovery-room record attached to the bed frame. He leafed through the pages, then stopped at one particular notation and furled his brow in consternation. “I know I was in a…

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Making The Best Of Us – August 9.2011

Abraham Lincoln knew the value that difficulties can bring to a life. One of his cabinet appointees, Edwin Stanton, frequently found flaws with the president and criticized him — sometimes in public. But Lincoln seemed to show excessive patience with him. The president was asked why he kept such a man in a high level…

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Keep Your Goals In Sight – August 8.2011

On July 4, 1952, Florence Chadwick was on her way to becoming the first woman to swim the Catalina Channel. She had already conquered the English Channel. The world was watching. Chadwick fought the dense fog, bone-chilling cold and many times, the sharks. She was striving to reach the shore but every time she looked…

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Use Empowering Words When You Talk to Yourself – August 5.2011

By Bill Greer, “Chicken Soup For The Veterans Soul” Use Empowering Words When You Talk to Yourself (whether you are speaking out loud or silently) How do you talk to yourself? Do you use the words “can’t”, “won’t”, “don’t need to”, “why try”? Many people do. Do you find that what you say to yourself…

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