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Me and Steven Jobs

The story of Steve Jobs, creator of too many things to list, childhood is interesting.  His birth parents gave him up for adoption because his mother’s parents didn’t approve of the relationship.  Steve’s birth father was Muslim and his birth mother was Catholic.  He was placed in the home of Paul and Clara Jobs. When… Read more »

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Stimulate the Neurons

In the area where I live the school system administers a test to determine if your child is gifted.  Some are gifted in all tested areas, some are gifted in a few areas and some are not.  This happens in the 2nd grade and determines their friends and classes until they graduate.  It’s a big… Read more »

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You can cry but not for long.

I recently heard an experienced counselor talking about grief and what she said was insightful.  When a kid loses a pet what do the parents say?  “Oh, it will be ok.   You can get another dog or cat.”  Or when you break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend, what do they say?  “There are more… Read more »

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The Thrill of Christmas without Christ

Maybe you’re afraid to say this out loud but somewhere inside you find yourself thinking, Christmas without Christ is exciting and fun.  Ok, so I just offended half of you reading this, but stay with me. The cast of characters for Christmas continues to grow, Santa Claus, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, the Grinch, Frosty… Read more »

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God in the Details

Modern science and Christianity are often seen as enemies.  Billions and billions of years of evolution versus creation by a loving God are wildly different accounts of our beginning.  Sometimes science and Christianity are the best of friend. There was a church tradition that the apostle Peter was buried on Vatican hill.  In the first… Read more »

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Davey Blackburn’s Powerful Response

Today, two men were charged in the murder of Amanda Blackburn.  I’m not going to mention their names or what they called their gang.  You can go to here if you would like to read more details.  Amanda was 12 weeks pregnant with their second child.  These men came into her home and shot her in… Read more »

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That Little Bowel Guy

Making a symbol for your company through a logo, spokesman or cartoon character can add or diminish your brand.  Sometimes it’s horrible branding beyond imagination. The first time I saw the Xifaxan commercial with it’s animated bowels, I almost choked.  Could it be that this little pink creature look identical to McDonald’s pink slime from… Read more »

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Influences

When we think about influences we tend to think about teens being influenced by peers.  But the influence game isn’t limited to teenagers.  Throughout our lives we are pulled in directions by influences impacting our circle of life and decision.  Because we aren’t always considering how others affect our thinking, we can get some bad… Read more »

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Our Annual Christmas Shopping Trip

For 12 or 13 years in a row, Aaron and I go Christmas shopping together.    Christmas shopping was always torture for me prior to this yearly shopping trip.  I couldn’t take the kids to shop for my wife because they can’t keep their little mouths shut.  If I tell them NOT to tell their mother,… Read more »

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A Maine Hermit

Recently I was reading an article on GQ.com about a man who walked into the woods in Maine in 1986.  The Last True Hermit  Nothing forced him into the woods, there were no tragic events that served as catalysts.  One random summer day he drove his car near Moosehead Lake took side roads until there… Read more »