Take another English course.

Another Mini-Maxim in the series. 6. Take another English course. My father has used this direction with all of my brothers and sisters and I have vowed that I too, will use it on my children,  I never liked to hear the words, they seemed to be a put down every time I mispronounced a word orContinue reading “Take another English course.”

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Shine up your neighbor’s halo.

Another Mini-Maxim in the series… 5. Shine up your neighbor’s halo One Sunday morning while in vacation, while sitting in a back pew of a small country church, with my eyes half asleep, I dimly heard the elder Priest urge his flock to “stop worrying about your own halo and shine up your neighbors!” ItContinue reading “Shine up your neighbor’s halo.”

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When the ball is over, take off your dancing shoes.

4th Mini-Maxim in a series… 4. When the ball is over, take off your dancing shoes. As a child, I used to hear my Aunt Linda say this, and it puzzled me a great deal, until the day I heard her spell out the lesson more explicitly.  My sister, Vickie, had come back from a tripContinue reading “When the ball is over, take off your dancing shoes.”

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Don’t wear your raincoat in the shower.

The next Mini-Maxim in the series… 3. Don’t wear your raincoat in the shower. During the Great Missouri Snow Storm in January of 1982, I had the privilege of going to the Ozarks with my father-in-law Roy to visit my brother-in-law Craig and his friend Sid.  They had rented a two-room hunting cabin with a wood burning stoveContinue reading “Don’t wear your raincoat in the shower.”

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Don’t come up to the net behind nothing.

This is the second mini-maxim in the series that just might help drive home a point to anyone… and everyone… even maybe you. 2. Don’t come up to the net behind nothing. One night after finishing inventory for the Food and Beverage department, the group of managers decided to get a bite to eat. OnContinue reading “Don’t come up to the net behind nothing.”

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If you can’t change the facts, try changing your attitude.

Throughout the years, I’ve collected a few thoughts that for some strange reason, have stuck in my mind permanently. Thoughts or concepts that feel like they release energy make problem-solving easier and allow for shortcuts to solutions. They are not original and won’t make mountains move, but each of them have helped to make myContinue reading “If you can’t change the facts, try changing your attitude.”

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