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A Drastic Change!

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Wow!  I awoke this morning to find that Fall is gone and Winter has come to Kansas  City!  The thermometer on my porch reads 20 degrees!

So, I turned to Action 41 Weather to learn what was going on. With charts and graphics, Meteorologist Kalee Dionne  explained it had something to do with a cold Arctic air mass dipping down into the United States.  Well, I believe it! And Kalee didn’t make me feel better my reporting it was actually 18 in Lee’s Summit with a wind chill of 7 degrees!  Brrrr! Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Change?

changeSamuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is credited with saying, “Everybody talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”

Well, people have been talking, that’s for sure.  Especially here in Kansas City.  Monday, KC recorded a record high for January of 74 degrees.  It was over 60 when I woke up Tuesday AM.  By lunch time it was 48 and dropping.  And this morning snow flakes are falling! Continue reading

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Admission of Wrong or Change of Heart?

CharlieBrown.FootballIt was a classic every football season for several years in the Peanuts comic strip. Charlie Brown practicing his place kicking and Lucy holding the football.

Every time Lucy held the ball for Charlie the same thing would happen.  Charlie would approach the ball and with all his might was ready to kick the ball out of the end zone.  But at the exact moment, the point of no return, Lucy would pick up the ball.  Charlie would kick and his unchecked momentum would cause him to fall flat on his back.

One strip opened with Lucy holding the ball, but Charlie Brown wouldn’t kick it.  Lucy begged.  But Charlie wouldn’t budge. Continue reading

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5 Steps To Growth and Change

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How are your 2013 resolutions coming?

If you ‘ve already messed up, welcome to the club.  For many folks their resolutions don’t survive the first week, let alone the first month.  There are a  variety of reasons, but rather than focus on “why”, let’s think about “how.”

How can I change?  Grow?  Improve? Here are five steps to help you. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Life’s Swift Transition

How quickly things can change.  We’ve all experienced it.  That heart-rending phone call with a sobbing voice on the other end with tragic news.  The results of a test and the Doctor’s unfavorable prognosis.  The husband announces that he’s leaving to the shock of his wife and children.  A close associate who betrays your trust.  A once devoted friend who cowardly leaves when you need him the most. Continue reading

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Who Am I? Friend Or Foe?

Can you guess the answer to this riddle?

I am your constant companion am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am completely at your command. Half of the things you do you might as well turn over to me and I will do them – quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed – you must be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of great people, and alas, of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures.

I am not a machine though I work with the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a person.

You may run me for profit or run me for ruin – it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

Who am I? Continue reading

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Repair and Maintenance

I’m sitting in Par Automotive in Tampa as I write my blog for today.  I came because I noticed a couple of the tires on Norma’s car had a rather balding look to them.  Turns out that I need a entire new set.  When I pulled in I  looked at the maintenance sticker, I was due for an oil change.  Ok.  No problem.

But I also need a front-end alignment.  Well, I guess that comes with the territory.  Now my friend, Tim Engle who owns Par, informs me, “You need new brakes!” Continue reading

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