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We Cleaned Out Grandma’s House. You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next.

I’m driving a Penske moving truck past farmland, somewhere in Eastern Colorado. Along the side of the road, the sporadic tufts of grass are motionless, indicating that there isn’t even the slightest breeze in the air. Still it feels as if a hurricane must be blowing me to the left. I grip the steering wheel […]

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I Lost My Balance. It Was the Best Thing I Ever Accidentally Did.

I write for a living. By that, I don’t mean, as some erroneously assume, that I occasionally get a check here and there and use it to pay for splurge items like Italian ice. No, I write to pay the mortgage and for clothes and for food and, hopefully some day, for the kid’s college […]

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The Pay-it-Forward Effect: Why it doesn’t always work.

Maybe you’ve heard that marriage is like a dance. If you want your partner to change, you must lead him or her where you wish to go. More specifically, if you want your spouse to be more giving, you might try being more giving yourself. Maybe you’ve even heard that here.  I know you have, […]

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I Lost My Balance. It Was the Best Thing I Ever Accidentally Did.

I write for a living. By that, I don’t mean, as some erroneously assume, that I occasionally get a check here and there and use it to pay for splurge items like Italian ice. No, I write to pay the mortgage and for clothes and for food and, hopefully some day, for the kid’s college […]

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