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My Mother

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I won my first essay contest when I was in the second grade.  The title of the winning essay was “My Mother.”  It was the easiest essay for me to write because I just wrote from the heart and because my mom was so great, it was an easy contest to win.

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The Profile

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It’s 6:25 Sunday evening and my driver isn’t here yet.  That’s quite unusual because they usually arrive at least 15 minutes before the pick-up time, which is five minutes from now.  I don’t mind however, because I have some type of neurosis which makes me anxious when I know people are waiting for me.

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Suspect #2

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Just as the entire nation did, I too watched the final moments leading up to the capture of Boston Bombing Suspect #2, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, glued to a television screen.  At the time, I happen to be eating dinner at a crowded New Jersey restaurant, where a television hung over the bar but was visible from …

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Financial Freedom

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Money is a major part of modern life.  But through the years I have come to believe that our relationship with money is probably the most dysfunctional relationship in our lives.  And what has further surprised me, is that in a country with as much abundance as the United States, the cultural undercurrent is actually …

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An Old Friend for Dinner

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If in life you fortunate enough meet a person with whom you have a deep spiritual connection, consider yourself both lucky and blessed.  I had friend who I once knew and although I hadn’t spoken to her in twenty years, I have never stopped thinking about her.  Recently, through Facebook, I reconnected with this friend – my …

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A Look Back

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As I reflect on the year that has passed, I feel really good about it.  And when I look forward to 2013, I am inspired and energized about what is to come.  I once heard someone say that during the course of ones life there are really only a handful of events that are truly …