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With Writing, You Need to Get Over Yourself

Third in a series: Read the second post About 30 years ago, I attended a meeting where a man spoke about a very meaningful personal experience. Since I did some ghostwriting for a national magazine, I contacted him later and asked for more details, telling him I would write something and see if they were…
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Writing Means Dealing with Rejection

Second in a series: read the First Post. Rejection is a fact of life in any creative pursuit, be that writing, speaking, music, teaching, preaching or other endeavor where you have to put yourself in front of the public. I would tell any aspiring freelance writer or editor (to paraphrase Harry Truman’s old saying) that…
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Freelancing is a Walk of Faith

First in a series November 2, 1987, fell on a Monday. The reason I remember that particular detail so well is it marked the first day after the loss of the last remaining retainer of my public relations business. As if the stock market crash a couple of weeks earlier weren’t bad enough, just before…
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Super Bowl Brings Super Memory

Growing up in northern Ohio and watching fullback Jim Brown rip through defensive lines every week gave me a lifelong fascination with the Cleveland Browns. So, I can’t promise to root for the Cincinnati Bengals in this Sunday’s Super Bowl. However, I will be pleased for the friend who adopted them after they formed as…
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New Car Technology Not Always a Blessing

While new car prices have skyrocketed to new levels during the pandemic, we’re content to ride along in a seven-year-old vehicle that cost less than one-third the national average. Because of continuing car inflation last year, we had hoped to nurse our even older car into 2022 in hopes things would settle down when the…
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Century-Old Flying Lessons Still Relevant

While we didn’t stop there on a fall 2021 visit to the Outer Banks, I have fond memories of an earlier stop at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, which pays tribute to Ohio brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their legendary 1903 flights touched off the wave of aviation that is now part of global existence.…
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Problem with Presidential Myopia

Hard to believe that it’s already been one year since Joe Biden took the oath of office as our nation’s 46th president. It’s been a year filled with continuing uproar over the never-ending pandemic, racial unrest, and a 24/7 echo chamber of criticism. It’s enough to make you wonder why anyone would want the job.…
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Gambling Your Life (and Savings) Away

Last year was great for casinos as they reportedly raked in a record $14 billion for the third quarter. As 2021 came to a close, they were on pace to break their $43 billion-plus annual record, set in 2019. With the NFL gearing up for wild card weekend in two days, I can imagine betting…
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Greeting the New Year with Optimism

A new year always brings resolutions, vows to do better, and crowds to the nearest health club eager to reduce their holiday bulge. The latter is typically followed by a dramatic decline in turnouts come February. But when it comes to a challenge starting over in a nascent 2022, few have it tougher than the…
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Resolve to Attend Church for Good Health

Now that everyone has unwrapped the Christmas presents, said, “goodbye” to extended family members, and started thinking about 2022, I suggest a great New Year’s idea is to resolve to attend church more often. I can hear the sneers forming among anti-church skeptics. But I offer this not as a casual comment in the vein…
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