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Follow Your Dreams

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. –Edgar Cayce Did you ever dream about insignificant things that actually happened later?  I once dreamed that a plastic planter hanging from a tree outside my window broke and the plant inside it splattered on the ground. The next morning, the planter fell.  Sometimes, I wake up from…

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How to Recognize a Sociopath

“This above all, to refuse to be a victim.” –Margaret Atwood, Surfacing So how do you recognize a sociopath? With great difficulty. If only they wore a scarlet “S” on their foreheads! Unfortunately, there’s no mark distinguishing these predators from normal people. How do you avoid being a victim and keep yourself safe? Learn what…

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Speak, Love, Last – A Non-Fiction Short Story – Part 3

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou *** Part 3 of Speak, Love, Last continues below. A few months after I gave up on resurrecting my connection with Billy, I transferred into a new job, gladly escaping from a run-down Army…

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Speak, Love, Last – A Non-Fiction Short Story – Part 2

“What is love?” was the most searched phrase in Google in 2012. Psychologists say people need to pair up with partners who possess high self-esteem and mature, compassionate love in order to prevent erotic Eros from burning itself out. In this author’s experience, that’s about right. Part 2 of the non-fiction short story Speak, Love,…

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Speak, Love, Last – A Non-Fiction Short Story – Part 1

I wrote my memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True Story to honor Vic, a courageous firefighter whose unconditional love transformed me. I wrote the nonfiction short story Speak, Love, Last to expand on what I wrote in my memoir about the love that grew between Vic and me after I quit “pussyfooting” around,…

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