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Emotional Observations During My Walk/Run Today

It was a stunningly beautiful Florida morning. As I write the chapter about emotions in my latest book, The Quest, three events of interest captured my attention. I might note that I have determined—in my quest to enjoy life—to give the gift of a warm smile to everyone I encounter. Fortunately, I do not have […]

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The Quest (A Rite of Passage to Know Your Self and Enjoy the Second Half of Life) Open to Anyone Age 35 and Up

I am leading our ninth annual Quest Experience (A Rite of Passage to Know and Enjoy the Second Half of Life)—it is the first one ever open to any gender age 35 and up—at Kalien Retreat near Nashville, TN. It starts at 4 pm on Tuesday, March 31 and ends at noon on April 2nd. […]

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Just Released: The New Evangelical Christian Manifesto

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This Profane 32-Second Video Clip Is Proof That Christians Have Sold Their Souls To Trump

Growing up in a Christian home I was taught that taking the Lord’s name in vain was WORSE than the unpardonable sin—mainly because no one knew what the unpardonable sin—blaspheming the Holy Ghost—even meant. Even today I am prone to use curse words and even slip and let the F-bomb fly but I have NEVER, […]

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Why I Am Back on Facebook and Twitter

As Gina, Remy and I made the twelve-hour drive to our Florida beach cottage from our Tennessee country estate, we listened to an audiobook How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future by Steven Levitsky. This book shook both of us to the core. As we crossed the Florida line the guilt I felt for abdicating […]

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A Few Impromptu Thoughts About Billy Ray Cyrus

A few weeks ago I received a text from my brother Terry that said, “I just found out your old friend Billy Ray Cyrus has a number one song. Bet he is happy.” Billy Ray is around the same age as my brother and me. To be honest, I had forgotten about the text until […]

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A Birthday Tribute To My Wife Gina

Love Stories are not true. They are more than true. Not because they tell us that loneliness exists, but because they tell us that loneliness can be defeated. Here are a few of the many reasons I pay tribute to Gina on her birthday.   —She is far more than the bright sparkling creature I […]

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The American Ant Colony

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 33 seconds. The American Ant language no longer had words, truths, or laws in which American Worker Ants or the Red Ant Leaders were interested. It was no longer possible to ask them whether they believed in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness—and it was also unacceptable for the […]

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The First Book Review for “The Loss of Belonging: Ten Steps To A New (and Better) Tribe”

The Loss of Belonging: Ten Steps To A New (and Better) Tribe is a well-researched and thought-provoking book. It is organized, relatable, and comes from a genuine heart. It addressed several areas of my life.   The book speaks of the inherent need we all have for a tribe, and how much healthier we are […]

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The Loss of Belonging Release Day Giveaway

To enter, simply: 1) Buy the book (Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook) on May 1st, 2) Leave a comment on this post 3) Be prepared to show receipt if your name is drawn.