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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 13:05:51

Enthusiasm

When I think of the word enthusiasm, I am reminded of a scene out of the 1987 movie "The Untouchables" about gangster Al Capone. In the scene, Capone (played by Robert De Niro) is walking around a table that is....

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 13:04:59

It’s Still The Economy

What are Americans interested in? According to a Gallup poll released on June 14, it's the economy, in a variety of forms. The poll found that "68 percent of Americans mention some aspect of the economy when asked about the....

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012 13:04:13

American Optimism Must Be Renewed

There is something special about looking forward to something. Knowing that there is something good that is going to happen, or even might happen, gives us a reason to get up a bit earlier and work a bit harder. Optimism....

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 13:03:24

Retaining Harder than Declaring our Independence

We declared our independence from Great Britain 236 years ago next week. It was a declaration long in coming, brought about by the overreaching rule of King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation. The taxation began in....

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 13:01:06

Words Matter

Words have power; they create images and possibilities, and provide a window into the future of what could be. The best leaders use positive words to communicate a potential future for a country that is possible if actions are taken.....

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012 13:02:46

A City on a Hill

John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, crossed the ocean from England to New England aboard the Arabella in early 1630. While aboard, he penned a directive that he read to those traveling with him either while....

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 13:02:02

My Children’s Father

The most important decision that many of us will make is whom to marry, with whom should we share our time, our home and our lives. For those who are already parents, or who go on to become parents, this....

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 13:00:28

Freedom is Never Free

An 8-year-old boy loses his father to an execution squad. Imagine the shock, questions and hurt at losing his father at such a young age. Why did his father have to die? Could his death been avoided? Why did he....

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 12:34:34

Remembering the Importance of Family

When I was young, I thought that I knew everything. The older I have grown, the more I have begun to understand how little I know. As a young, determined, hardworking financial consultant in the late 1980s and early 1990s,....

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 12:59:35

What I Did for Love

If you are lucky, you have people that you love in your life. If you're really lucky, you have people that inspire you, as well. I love my sister Kathy, but she also is an incredible inspiration to me --....

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