The Power of Words

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” – Emily Dickinson Your words are one of the most powerful tools at your disposal. They can ignite fury, relieve tension, destroy lives, repair broken hearts, empower …

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Flow Forward

I spent the better part of two days this weekend and last behind a chainsaw. My brother-in-law are clearing out the old and unsalvageable landscaping around my house in preparation for a new look. It's one of those projects that takes time, that unfolds in stages, and that requires patience, diligence and careful attention to …

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Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions

The ancient Greeks and Romans had solutions for many of the problems that plague our country today. They recognized that human nature is a double-edged sword and that steps can be taken to mitigate the expression of its lesser qualities while magnifying its finer ones. They understood as well that liberty is not a given, …

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Catalyst for Change

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something." ~ Woodrow Wilson Funny enough, the first enemy you will likely encounter when changing something, anything, is yourself. Inertia is a powerful force in human nature and the legions of the status quo will quickly train their weapons on you should you threaten their possessions …

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Walls of Life

"The finest triumph of civilization, in every phase of human activity, is the tearing down of walls of separation, aloofness and antagonism between nations, classes and individuals. Commerce has done much, the telegraph, the telephone and wireless have had their part, increased travel and the spread of education have also been factors in sapping to …

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