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What’s your favorite part of going to a Chinese restaurant? Right. The fortune cookie that sort of ties up the meal when the tiny paper message is pulled from its cracked shell. Whoever is gathered around the table reads their fortune and everyone gets to decide if it fits or if that cookie belonged on someone else’s table. Recently, my fortune was tailor made for me. “Treat yourself to a good book for a needed rest and escape.” I have the perfect solution, instant gratification, because I have a BKPedia …

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Confessions of an Information Junkie

Just for fun since I’m traveling today. This was one of my first blogs and it was posted on March 5, 2013.  I have not read through it so I will be as surprised as you when it publishes tomorrow I’m an information junkie, I admit it. As far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated by written words. I have to blame someone, right? I blame my parents.  Or maybe I could blame Kelloggs or Post or General Mills.  After all, didn’t they print the backs of …

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Comfort zone? What comfort zone. There is nothing comfortable here!

Remember the New Year? The one where everyone was talking about resolutions and goals – oh! And stretch goals! Those goals destined to pick you up body and soul from where you are comfortable and transplant you in a foreign zone where things are not familiar? It works great in theory. I can see the value in learning something new, adding a level to physical activity, participating in an activity you’ve never done, or even adding an exotic food like Sushi to your menu. Well, maybe not that. Let’s be …

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Character: In a world of malevolence, living a life of excellence

Yesterday I went to my bookshelf and pulled off all the books I read last year and stacked them on the end of my desk. It wasn’t so I could get all bigheaded and proud of my accomplishment. I was thinking back to how my life has changed this year. It isn’t so much because of what I read in all those books, but that helps. It’s more that I’ve interacted with many different individuals who model the character written about in those books. Even though the books piled on …

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Refining Grace