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Argh #9 Negotiating Love?

Maybe it was because he didn’t get along well with his teacher. Maybe it was the “new math.” For whatever reason, he got a D in algebra–the lowest grade he’d ever received.
But that algebra class was not completely lost on Mitch. Years later,>>

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Argh #8 Opposites Aren’t Different

Larry was proud that he wasn’t a drunken bum like his old man, Frank. Frank couldn’t hold a job for more than six months at a time. What money Frank did earn, he drank and gambled away on payday before he even got home for the weekend, if he came home at all. In contrast, Larry had been a star employee for the same company for over twenty-three years now, and Larry didn’t>>>more…

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Argh #7—Support Your Local Amusement Park

Driving past one of the big Six Flags theme park near Vallejo, California, some years back I had a great view of the packed parking area down in the valley off to my right.

Obviously, folks from miles around had driven in, put up with huge lines, and paid lots of money to be there that day.

Just the tickets to get in, let alone the food and any extra goodies, cost them a small fortune! What were they all looking for? >>>CLICK for Video and more!>>>

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Argh #6—Cut Off Your “Kitty” Collar!

“Last year I bought a fluffy, snow-white kitten.” That’s how our neighbor, Reggie, began her tale. She’d stopped by for a quick visit on her way home. She appeared quite agitated and even before she sat down, began to tell her story.
“Last year” she exclaimed, “I bought a white kitten and named her Snowball. Then I went down to the pet store and got a cute little red collar for her. She was so sweet and cuddly.” Reggie’s eyes teared up….CLICK for Video and more>>>

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Argh #3—Read Arghfully by Cap’n John

As long as we stay focused on how things appear, there will be tension. Why? We know that if we look more closely, we will always find things out of place, things that need mending or attending, things that need repair or replacement.
It’s the demon of perfection that brings this torment of worry that we are imperfect. We always see how we suppose…(more>>>

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Argh #2—Read by Cap’n John

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” asked Alice as she stood at a fork of the road in Wonderland.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” grinned the big Cheshire Cat sitting in the bough of a tree a few yards off.”
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only… (click for more & video >>>

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Argh #1 Read by Cap’n John

“I’ve had it up to here!” Bill angrily raised his hand to his chin for Greta to see. “I’m sick of hearing Mike telling us to hustle on management’s latest plan. I mean last month we were supposed to call all the clients who aren’t showing up, and this month he wants us to ignore them and focus on our new customers. Next month he’ll forget all that and come up with some other great plan from on high! “I’m so sick of how he’s always changing things. He doesn’t give a rip about…” (Click for more) >>>

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