04.162015
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Big Ain’t the Word for It

Big Ain’t the Word for It

Last week was a big week.  BIG.  I am reminded of one of my favorite scenes in the Andy Griffith Show in Season 1, Episode 2.  The exchange between Andy and Barney goes a little something like this: Barney: Sherriff, you’ll never guess what’s happened.  Something big. Andy:  Well, what is it? Barney:  It’s the…

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03.202015
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I Need a Hero

I Need a Hero

Admittedly, I’ve never seen Kevin Bacon cut loose.  But I have seen more than one off-Broadway production of the iconic story of teenage angst, hitting the ceiling, and tearing up the town.  I’ve always liked the part in the musical where all the girls sing Holding Out for a Hero.  Ariel in her red cowboy…

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01.202015
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Good Finkin’

Good Finkin’

I’m not sure exactly where he picked it up, but my two-year-old nephew has started a new trend in our family.  Whenever any of us does something he approves of, he gives us a big thumbs up and says, “Good finkin’!”  Usually this is followed by the name of the person he’s addressing.  “Good finkin’,…

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01.062015
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New

New

New.  Like the year.  Like the pair of boots you got for Christmas.  Like the carpet in our office.  Like the feeling you get standing at the cusp of an opportunity.  Exciting.  Mysterious.  Irresistible. New.  Like the donor who came in our office with a very significant donation last week.  It was rolled up and…

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12.162014
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Cheesy Christmas

Cheesy Christmas

The truth is, I love cheesy Christmas movies.  This time of year, give me a semi-good storyline, some cute kids, a sweet love story, a Santa costume, and perhaps a puppy, and I’m bound to find it downright riveting.  The guy always gets the girl.  The kids always discover that Santa is real.  And in…

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12.022014
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Intentional

Intentional

Intentional  (adjective) 1. done with intention or on purpose; intended. Random  (adjective) 1. proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern. Sometimes I like to be random.  Spontaneously take a different route home from work.  Or walk in the store and make a large purchase I hadn’t been planning.  Try a new place…

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11.192014
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Eleven Degrees

Eleven Degrees

Eleven Degrees. And we’re not talking degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.  We’re talking the actual outdoor temperature as I write this in Marion, Indiana, November 18th, 2014.  It was the harsh, nay despicable, reality I faced when I got out of bed this morning.  I texted my best friend to lament, who sympathized, but was…

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