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Unwavering Faith and Extraordinary Effort

We all make goals, some happen and some don’t. There is a way to make every goal happen but it takes unwavering faith and extraordinary effort.

These are the only two decisions one must make to succeed. Goals are easy but most people give up too soon or when their timeframe extends beyond what they had planned or wished. But one can NEVER GIVE UP! And it will not happen all on its own, you must apply effort, extraordinary effort. These are lessons taught by Hal Elrod, a wonderful human being and I encourage you to check out his website – https://halelrod.com/

After Divorce

I was proud of my little family of four. Divorced or not we had beautiful young boys, and I felt on top of the world. Then suddenly my ex-wife needed to go to the bathroom.

It occurs to me that divorce usually gets thought of as the time between one deciding to get divorced and a marital settlement agreement. But I think the most challenging part is after the divorce, the years spent with child custody and trying to find another mate and all that. We do not have support for that stage because there is no money in it. No need for a divorce attorney or mediator, and no reason to waste money on therapy because the raw truth is there is no more to do about it than about the pain one gets after breaking a limb. You have to tough it out as it were. That sucks. Continue reading “After Divorce”

Sexual Harassment Needs Perspective

Would you be more likely to put someone in jail that grabbed a contemporaries ass or that raped an eight-year-old child?

We are in a news cycle devoted to stories on sexual harassment. There is a broad spectrum of bad behavior ranging from forceful kisses to rape. A lot can be said and is said on this issue but even more is left unsaid. Behavior between men and women is complicated, and new rules will not be determined overnight or even over the next few years. While it is a good thing to weigh in on this crucial topic, it is also a good idea to keep it in perspective.  Continue reading “Sexual Harassment Needs Perspective”

How Do I Get A Soul? (Fun Fiction)

The only downside was the fact that the organic brain still required oxygen and glucose to survive, and over time would eventually expire no matter how much bioengineering got thrown at it.

The book on my lap had been given to me twelve hours earlier, and I had not put it down to eat or go to the bathroom. This book had been written 40,000 years into the future and was a textbook for college students, or whatever the equivalent would be 40,000 years from now. What it said and how I received it is the topic of this article. Continue reading “How Do I Get A Soul? (Fun Fiction)”

Tax Reform

The thing about our country is that we the people have the power to change things, and that is good. The problem is that we the people do not spend time understanding essential topics until they become dire.

Tired of hearing about taxes? This is one of the mega topics guaranteed to grab your attention every time. Why? Because it affects nearly everyone and yet few people understand how taxes get calculated or what those taxes pay. But first, this article is not meant to be “us against them,” it is about awareness on an important topic. It is intended to help you understand why taxation is so complicated and what you can do to make it fairer. Continue reading “Tax Reform”