Poets are the most unique consequence of any given time. The poet is like a mineral, a product of all the pressure and heat in their environment. The poet is like a piece of jade, a stone in the landscape. —Ai Weiwei. (Courtesy of My friend Rachel Kubie. Happy Birthday Rachel!). I have a few friends who…

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Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Addair. When I talk about fear today, I’m not talking about scary movies, roller coasters, or flying. Although Addair’s words might apply to those fears as well. No, I’m talking about those fears we all have such as fear of missing out, fear…

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Don’t Lose Your Poise. Whatever happens on the ball field today, don’t lose your poise. — Frank Broyles. Fifty years ago I played football for Arkansas. Despite many wonderful moments, fame and glory came with a price. No, not what you think — the injuries, but during those “glory days” we each carried a target on…

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I admit to taking things for granted. The lesson I learned this last weekend was good for me. Hurricane Michael came through Charlotte not doing the damage that was done to the Florida Panhandle, but my neighbor lost his house and we were without power for a few days. My loss of power is insignificant…

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. — Eleanor Roosevelt I think in over two thousand posts this may be the first time I’ve ever quoted Eleanor. Doesn’t speak well of me, does it? Oh well, I was drawn to this quote because I write and talk about dreams, goals,…

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