Author Archives: Don

So What Are You Giving Up?

This time of year, many people decide to give things up for Lent, choosing to eliminate a vice from your life for the Lenten period with the hope that you will continue not doing that vice even after holy week … Continue reading

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Feeling Very Thankful On Thanksgiving

One of the things that I am most thankful for is that I am able to feel thankful on nearly every day, not just Thanksgiving. I feel that one of the great sadness’s of the day (and of the day, … Continue reading

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Who Is Your Alex?

Alright, it doesn’t have to be an Alex. It could be a Tom, a Jackie, a Chris – it could be anyone. The key is that you have one. Oh yeah – one what? Well, it’s a person that helps … Continue reading

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Follow the Signs

(Recently I competed in a Toastmasters speech competition and I had some folks request that I write down the speech on my blog. Of course, most people write their speech before they perform it but I have the strange habit … Continue reading

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The World is Not As Bright

If it feels like the world isn’t as bright, it may not just be the gloomy weather. The world lost some light last night as my best friend Freddie passed away. Yeah, this post is about me a little bit … Continue reading

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Are You Using the Do-Over Option?

I was thinking of this awhile ago but I didn’t get it up on the blog – sorry about that but, as we all know, there’s no time like the present. The initial thought of a do-over for me came … Continue reading

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Keeping Perspective When Evil Touches Our World

I was about to head to bed and I should go to bed but I felt I needed to write something before I do. Today was the day of the shooting of school children in Newtown, Connecticut. Like so many … Continue reading

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Does a Positive Attitude Mess with Your Singing the Blues?

Sure, that sounds like a weird question but hey, that’s how I get going sometimes. I have always liked easy listening music: you know, the slow stuff, the stuff that some people might think is depressing. As I began striving … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Life doesn’t always go the way we think it will. As a matter of fact it almost never goes the way we think. As I mentioned in my last article, my brother, Dave, was diagnosed with liver cancer and was … Continue reading

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Are You Making the Most of It?

One of my great passions when it comes to speaking or coaching is getting the most out of life. We say that life is short but do we live like it is? Yeah, when our time feels really short we … Continue reading

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