Monthly Archives: November 2018

Overwhelmed by an inheritance

A few years ago a gentleman I knew passed away. I knew he attended auctions and sold items in an antique mall, but I never knew how much he had accumulated over the years. He had never married, and his … Continue reading

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How to make an absentee bid

Most auctions accept absentee bids. Sometimes these come from people who live some distance from the auction and are only interested in an item or two, but most of the time they come from local people who have other commitments … Continue reading

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I’m very thankful

My post the day before Thanksgiving encouraged my readers to take time to think about things for which they are thankful. I took my advice and saw once again how blessed I am. I’m thankful for being raised at the … Continue reading

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2018 has been a mixed bag for our family. We’ve had both high and low points throughout the year. I’m sure many would say the same thing. A few people I know have said they will be glad when this … Continue reading

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Character and leadership

To be an effective leader requires one to possess many skills and knowledge. However, one thing is absolutely necessary: character. General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, … Continue reading

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Dealing with depression

When I was younger my kids used to tell me I would never retire because I was too much of a workaholic. Little did we know how prophetic their words were. I’ve retired from two careers, and I’m working. I … Continue reading

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What are you reading?

Motivational speaker Charles “Tremendous” Jones is well known for saying “You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”  I believe he is right. Yet, studies consistently show … Continue reading

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