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May.11.2012
When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Dallas, one of the first moments I ever remember the topic of homosexuality coming up was during an episode of M*A*S*H*, that mega-popular sitcom starring Alan Alda and many other upcoming stars. The scene displayed a soldier afraid of going back to...
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May.05.2012
I was sitting in a church auditorium recently, listening to a preacher talk about the power words have on us all, both written and spoken, and the great impact they convey to those around us. It was a well articulated speech, causing me to think about how large a role words play in our lives....
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Apr.28.2012
While eating lunch recently, I couldn’t help but overhear this statement coming from the next table, “My husband has never made enough money for me to be happy, I wish he’d change jobs or do something else.” The words were spoken in a disappointing, almost angry tone. This touches on the vast...
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Apr.19.2012
Look at the beautiful picture above. Scan it hard. What do you see? The Space Shuttle Discovery being piggybacked to its final resting place inside the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. You're also flanked by the Capital Building, a symbol of American pride and strength showing the world that...
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Apr.11.2012
As we head into General Election campaign mode with Mitt Romney driving toward becoming the Republican nominee, something which is unsurprisingly hitting the headlines fast and furious is discussions over his religious beliefs. Here’s my question: Should they really matter?  Mitt Romney is a...
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Apr.05.2012
If you were like many others recently, your eyes probably darted to the television set sometime in the later evening hours while the Mega Millions jackpot was being drawn. After all, there were only around 650 million dollars up for grabs to the lucky winner(s), and most likely, visions of what...
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Mar.27.2012
Human nature says we all love getting something for nothing. No matter if it’s hitting the sweepstakes jackpot, being picked for a job you really weren’t qualified for, scoring a free tank of gas with your next fill up at the local 7-Eleven, or a winning hand in Vegas, it’s in our genes from the...
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Mar.20.2012
In case you don’t recognize the man pictured, he’s B.B. King, perhaps the most famous blues guitarist of our century. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform during the 90’s in Washington D.C., and most recently here in Dallas a few weeks ago. He’s definitely slowed down some, lagging the...
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Mar.13.2012
I was filling up my car, watching the digital numbers flying at warp speed inside the glass on the gas pump, and then cringing at the grand total when the trigger on the handle finally clicked. It wasn’t a good feeling; it made me angry, and caused me to become even angrier knowing that it didn’t...
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Mar.07.2012
Most have experienced this: staying with the same person no matter how bad and unhealthy a relationship becomes, hoping against the odds that things will eventually get better allowing love to prevail. Some look to God, wish upon a star, or seek out and counsel with every psychologist around to...
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Feb.27.2012
I usually don’t write about politics. Along with religion, it’s one of the most debated subjects we have as a people. No matter if you’re a democrat or republican, we all have our viewpoints. But, given the political year we’re all about to engage in, I felt it time to express my position of where...
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Feb.20.2012
All of us seek happiness: that wonderful, peaceful feeling when we believe our personal universal stars are meticulously aligned, giving us that oozing and satisfying feeling. It can be found everywhere, and can hit you when least expected, sending you soaring to new heights along your life’s super...
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Feb.13.2012
Writing is extremely challenging. It can keep you from sleeping, eating, and being around people. It can cause you more stress than you can imagine when all you're trying to do is produce a story which you love, and believe others will feel the same toward. You see, when you're not writing just...
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Jan.31.2012
For souls who live deep inside the world of artistic creativity, chasing that ever-elusive muse is more satisfying than the strongest of addictions. It often comes easy, like drawing an effortless breath or taking a Sunday drive along an oceanfront road, allowing the world of make believe to...
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Jan.24.2012
I haven't been to the movies for a while, but being the red-blooded guy that I am, two recent releases advertising some adrenaline-filled action caught my eye causing me to head back inside the darkened rooms of the silver screen. I've seen both of these movies within the past few days and...
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