November 22, 2019

Parables

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 “This is where it all began, ” gestured the old man. “Of course, this isn’t what it looked like in the early ’80s, but the premise is the same.” The old man and the journalist stood just inside the doors of A New Life Grocers, the flagship

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November 19, 2019

Parables

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 If you haven’t read it yet, here is a link to part one. “Happiness isn’t the end of the story; it’s the beginning, ” the old man said just before taking a long drink of his orange juice. Setting his glass back down on the breakfast table,

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November 13, 2019

Parables

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Slowly he sips his wine, savoring its delicate balance of peach, apple, and oak as he looks across the valley below from the window of his den. He never tires from watching the setting sun turn the sky a mix of pinks and purples as it makes

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November 8, 2019

Social Change

We don’t listen anymore. Or was it that we never really listened in the first place? I distinctly remember my mom telling me not to do one thing or another while growing up and doing it anyway. If I had only listed to her wisdom then, I wouldn’t have gone through half the stupid stuff

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November 6, 2019

Principles

14,122 days. That’s it. That’s all that’s left — the average American male lives to be 78.6 years old. I just turned 40 and did the math. I have roughly 14,122 days left in my life if it isn’t cut short by some unforeseen accident or illness. As I write this, I’m sitting in the

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