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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

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It’s not unusual for me to have two or three speaking engagements every week. Civic clubs. Church groups. Senior organizations. Book clubs. Garden clubs. I counted some 20 on the calendar between now and March 2. There have been a few times over the past 13 years when I’ve given two speeches in one day. [...]

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Still love the old coach

I have learned a few things from Coach Billy Henderson over the years. 1. Arrive 15 minutes early to every appointment. (If you’re five minutes early, you’re 10 minutes late.) 2. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said. 3. Always ┬áspeak to everybody in your path … from the [...]

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The cut

A writer getting a paper cut is like a field-goal kicker pulling a hamstring. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But it does hurt. I’ve been on injured reserve for the past week. A few days into the new year, I opened a letter that arrived on my desk at work (I never use letter openers) [...]

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Listen to God. Never block a blessing. Move my body and mind. Invest in people. Don’t put a 10-dollar tree in a 10-cent hole. Eat, drink and be merry. Look like I’m 12 years old again.

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