Doers vs Crabs in the Bucket people

Last weekend, my wife and I were in Fort Worth, Texas. We met some fascinating people over the internet and wanted to meet them all in real life. So we ended up going to the dinner. Every single person was a go-getter. Someone who wants something out of life. No,…

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Creating fantasy worlds

I remember the first time I ever played Dungeons and Dragons. I was 11 years old. It was a sort of summer school where the kids get to choose their own electives. I chose vocals and board games. Why? I had no idea. For the vocals, I was the only…

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“It’s my fault”

2020 was a difficult year for most people. For me, it's been my best self-improvement year ever. 2020 exposed people's true colors. It also exposed a fault I have. I'm not always the world's best judge of people. Life is complicated. You'll get really good at something. Then realize you…

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Summoning Bloody Mary

"We have to do it after midnight. She doesn't come out before then." "What's going to happen?" "She either tells you the future, you just see her eyes, or she gets really mad at you for summoning her and she scratches your face." My girl cousins discussed who would be…

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Politics, drama, bullshit, and dogma

I don't get caught up in politics. The absolute last thing I want to be remembered for is who I voted for. That's a private matter. Yes, I vote. You're supposed to. But that's as far as I get. I only tell people that I trust who I voted for.…

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Freedom over “safety”

You can judge folks by the words they use. My main model before Allie and Roxy said "I can't" a lot. I mean, all the time. It was like her catch phrase. No coincidence she never got good at anything. You'll also meet folks who don't let the little stuff…

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If you wait too long to get started…

Mom and I used to butt heads. Looking back, I realize that it's because we're pretty much the same person. Except, she didn't live to see me shine. She played Chopin and Beethoven on the piano. I played ABBA and Journey. She spoke five languages fluently. I speak one and…

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