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Muhammad Ali – The Greatest that ever lived has died. Or…has he?

I did not like anything Muhammad Ali stood for in life. I will not pretend I did now that he is dead. I detested his arrogance and cowardice (when it comes to military service for his country). He was anti-America, anti-Christ…and, oh, so entertaining. He “danced like a butterfly and stung like a bee.” He fought […]

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A Thanksgiving Prayer you are better off not praying

All across America, families who still pause to give thanks at Thanksgiving are gearing up for the big day of feast, family, and faith. Heads of families or those whom suspect they may be called on to “offer grace” may have already begun boning up on their prayer life. Some like it more rehearsed. No surprises. […]

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I, Tom Sawyer: The True Adventures of an American Youth | Part One: Billy Jack, Buford Pusser, and me

I grew up with a Bible in one hand and a copy of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  in the other. If I had a third hand it would have held a football. A fourth would have had a baseball glove on it. A fifth and sixth would have clamped the handlebar grips of […]

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Everything all the time

I was spending some of Saturday’s rainy morning sorting through Amazon Prime, downloading “free” music, when I came across an album title that resonated with me. It is a Band of Horses album. It’s title? “Everything all the time.” And it got me thinking. We have created a world for ourselves and our progeny where we must fill […]

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Passersby: remembering not to forget those you met along the way

Arriving at the office before 8 AM, I am among the first in the BB&T building. The parking lot is empty, except for three or four vehicles strategically parked in the scant shady spots. The early bird gets the shade…and the windshield presents from careless birds. I’m alone on the elevator for the short ride to the […]

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Learning Management Skills from Mary Poppins

Everything I needed to know about management I learned from Mary Poppins. It was the mid-’80s. My two oldest daughters were little girls and Disney Channel was the new player on cable television. Consequently, there was lots of Winnie the Pooh, Robin Hood, Summer Magic…and Mary Poppins being played in our house. My wife and I watched […]

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