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Facebook Friends and “Secret Sins”

Yesterday, to ease my guilt and get a few laughs, I put up a confession on my Facebook page. It read, True confession: I threw away a bunch of Easter candy in the trash so I wouldn’t eat it. Then later I took it back out again and ate it. It was true. I actually...

This is Why the Hero’s Journey is Your Journey

Everybody loves a good adventure story. Think of one you know and love right now. Maybe it's Raiders of the Lost Ark or Star Wars. Or Braveheart. Huckleberry Finn. Lord of the Rings. Back to the Future. If you want to see a lively debate break out, ask a group of...

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You Are Braver Than You Think (and here’s why)

Most dictionaries will tell you that brave means "fearless" or "without fear," but for the life of me, I can't figure out why that is. I mean, how can you be brave if you're  not facing something you fear? And is there some kind of standard for bravery, or is being...

Demolition Day

There used to be a house across the street from us that was a boarded-up eyesore, uninhabitable and condemned. After its owner passed away, her drug-dealing son and his cohorts turned what once was a nice little Cape into a crack house and a ramshackle mess. When...

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