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Chance in the Santa Clause By Charles Edwards

Chance. Does chance exist? Are we living an unknown destiny where we cascade in and out of the lives of others at precise moments that irrevocably alter us from that moment on? Or, is there a grand design where, if we’ll pay attention, we’re chosen for these events. This week we learned of a terminally […]

Time After Time By Charles Edwards

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me Time after time If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting Time after time By Cyndi Lauper Time: Do you have the time? I need more time. I’m out of time. Just in time. Time to leave. Time is up. Time […]

An Irish Blessing

“May the roof over your head be always strong. And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” (An Old Irish Blessing) I joined the US Navy at age 23, which made me one of, in not ‘the’, oldest guy in my boot camp training group. Unlike the US […]

The Emotion of Food

Oh brother, is there absolutely nothing worse than to hear someone rant on about self actualization, self improvement or any topic that begins with “self”? I mean, really, who gives a shit about what someone else thinks? I am the kind of guy who steps in when I see a situation that needs stepping in […]

Who I am is not defined by what I do

I’m sitting at my desk working on a website for a new client listening to one of the true greats of Country Music of the last Century, Merle Haggard. Merle was once quoted how much the fame his song, Okie From Muskogee, over shadowed so many great songs from the lexicon of his music catalog. […]

How did I get here?

Somewhere along the journey to self-acceptance we find ourselves at a fork in the road that leads to a well-worn path called, self-denial. My former high school friend, Yusong Im once told me, “If you lie to yourself, you’ll lie to anyone”. And gosh, was she right. Of course, I had help along my life’s […]

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