Facebook Is Wiping Its Tears With Cash

Did you hear? The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Yep, that’s what I heard too. So I went outside and looked up. Guess what I saw? The sky was, well, still in the sky. There were, however, a few small pieces of #deletefacebook scattered on the ground. I just stepped over them and…

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Watch Out! Viral and Virus Aren't the Same Thing!

Let me get this straight… Virus = Bad Viral = Good If I “get a virus,” that’s a bad thing? If something I put out there “goes viral” then I’m praised? Our language is a crazy thing, ain’t it? And More… Growing up, if something was a good thing, it was “cool.” But don’t mistake…

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How to Trust Again and Create Lasting Relationships

What does a person stand to gain? This will help you know the person’s motives. Actually writing this statement is uncomfortable. At our core, we want to be able to trust people. We want to be able to let our guard down. In fact, it’s innate to want to have people in our inner-circle of…

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You Always Have the Ability to Make Good Choices

We all make CHOICES. Your CHOICES affect you. My CHOICES affect me. Can your CHOICES affect me? YES. But how YOU react is YOUR CHOICE. Power to Make Choices We have amazing autonomy in our lives. There are times when we are saddled with situations that seem unbearable and that life has taken our ability…

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grandma ellis and little roy

Another grandson was born recently, so my wife and I traveled to North Dakota to spend time with him (and his parents, too). While holding Little Roy and listening to his grunts and cooing, I couldn’t help but consider the LIFE before him. What will he become? Will he choose to follow his mother and father’s…

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The Value of Small Acts Have Absolutely Priceless Results

We need to be reminded that in total and over a significant period of time, seemingly small things bring to pass great things. – President Dallin H. Oaks What great things have you done in your life? Well? Have you… Solved a human rights issue? Discovered a cure for a disease? Saved a life? Written…

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Forget About It, No Really, You've Forgotten About It

“Give it to me,” I rumbled under my breath. “Give you what?” he sincerely responds. “You know what,” I say accusing, growling lightly. “Really, I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he innocently shrugs. “Quit screwing with me! You had it this morning! You even told me you had it!” I pleaded, trying to call…

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So I have this Best Selling Novel. Okay, half of it’s in my head and the other half is residing on my laptop. Let’s just say I have half of a Best Selling novel. The half that’s mired in my head spends the day tumbling around with a number of my Viral Blogs. Okay, the…

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Is It Worth Raising Remarkable Gentlemen

Are we losing the battle of raising gentlemen? Does the world even value these traditional traits anymore? Is There Room In Today’s World For Gentlemen? I refuse to make an excuse for these expectations, even in a climate frowning upon such gentleman basics. The threat may be a misperceived notion that I am teaching my…

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Life Lessons: These 5 Successful Fundamentals Deliver

Let’s be morbidly honest, my life is more than half over. I’m okay with that. Save the pity party for someone else, unless you are serving Oreos, then I’m in. Wow, I am ‘so’ able to digress. Focus. LIFE and I have a wonderful relationship. At times we argue, at times we embrace and laugh,…

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