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Pest Control

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  I hate bugs.  I really, really hate bugs.  On my top ten list of things that motivate me to push others aside in a rush to find the nearest exit, bugs would definitely make the list.   I’m not sure where this hatred of insects began.  I don’t remember a truly traumatic experience related to a creepy crawly or having a run in with a poisonous furry-legged spider.  In fact, I quite loved Charlotte’s Web, and (spoiler alert) I…

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Can We Talk?

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  The other day a friend of mine and I were catching up over FaceTime, which is what you do when keeping up a cross-country friendship.  He asked me a question he quite frequently asks, one I find both brilliant and irritating.  I guess that is the natural affect of great questions.  It’s a rather simple one, some would even characterize it as cheesy, a Christian-cliché if there ever was one.  But when this question is delivered with one’s sincerity…

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Caring Is the New Daring

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There are two types of people in this world.  Those who by all means necessary avoid being affected by others; and those who open their eyes, their ears and their hearts to the people around them.  In other words, there are the cowardly and the courageous.  I would know.  I’ve been both.   There was a time in the not so distant past that I thought courage was plowing forward in the name of progress unscathed by the world around…

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