Fear Itself: Awareness, Part III

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Part III Catch up on Fear Itself: Awareness, Part II here. A wise man once told me, “Aware people are happy people.”  I have questioned the authenticity of this pearl from time to time – especially at the height of … Continue reading

Fear Itself: Awareness, Part II

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aware – knowing that something (such as a situation, condition, or problem) exists feeling, experiencing, or noticing something (such as a sound, sensation, or emotion) knowing and understanding a lot about what is happening in the world or around you … Continue reading

Fear Itself: Awareness, Part I

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I wasn’t always afraid to sing or perform in front of others, of course.  Phobias aren’t delivered when we are.  “Congratulations!  It’s a girl . . . with Friggatriskaidekaphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Ablutophobia, so good luck with her first … Continue reading

Fear Itself: The Play of Down

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A couple of weeks ago – which is like, forever in the world of social media – when Russell Wilson was merely a newbie NFC champion, he asked the advice of four-time “The Big Game” winner Terry Bradshaw. “What do … Continue reading

“Fear Itself” Series: My Journey to Overcome Stage Fright

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We were the last to arrive, the last on the list of songwriters, and the last on stage.  I thought that being last was a blessing.  I believed it would allow the tension to escape the room in time for … Continue reading

90-Something Christmases & Counting

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90-Something Christmases & Counting Since Thanksgiving, illness has been keeping me away.  The Big Bad Flu must have seen that stress had turned my house of health to straw, and he huffed and puffed and blew it in.  Since then, … Continue reading

This is 40? This is 40! This is 40.

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This is 40?  This is 40!  This is 40. I’ve been a lousy blogger lately.  I’ve been a lousy lots-of-stuff lately.  It isn’t because of laziness – most days I’ve been too busy to turn on my computer.  It isn’t … Continue reading

Rezoning: Closing the Comfort Gap

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Rezoning: Closing the Comfort Gap Sharing my vulnerability with anyone but Big D isn’t really my thang.  Sharing my strengths with anyone but him isn’t really my thang either.  (I obviously need a little levity just from mentioning the “v” … Continue reading

LOL: Lemoning or Lizzing

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LOL: Lemoning or Lizzing Current.  Topical.  Trending. . . .  This post is none of those. This post is none of those because I am none of those.  To prove my point, I’ll start with a story dating back twelve … Continue reading