Different is Different

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A "Different" Perspective

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Choose Grace and Love

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How's Living on a Deserted Tropical Island Sound?

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Life's 10% What Happens To You, 90% What You Do About It!

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Trades Not Trump!

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coffe A Cup of Perspective I'm an early riser and I'm on the road a lot. I often find myself at local diners across the country sometimes as the only patron. Since I'm a talker (and writer ) I often strike up a conversation with the waitress. Everyone is fasci

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My Dad Had a Heart Attack That Almost Ended With a Watery Grave

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What I Wish He Would Have Said

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Bill He Was 77, I Was 27 The first time I visited England was 1997. It changed me. I came home a different man. I've had mentors my whole life. I owe much of my success to others who took the time to pour into me. I was wise enough to just listen to what the
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