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Nov 272013

Just wanted to say I hope that everyone has a blessed and safe holiday (here in the US)  We planned to spend our holiday with our living history group at a state park near our home, but my son came “down with” a severe case of gout! So our plans were changed but we will […]

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Nov 182013
Public shame for the family

The effects that an offender’s behavior has on families may be very public, as in the case of William Bulger, the brother of “Whitey” Bulger, who, after years on the run, was finally captured and tried very publicly for the brutal murders of many people, and for running a “mafia type” operation for years. There […]

Nov 092013
Cold Reading—the way that con-men  make us feel like they know us, inside and out

Have you ever met someone that you felt almost immediately that you  seemed to know,  and that seemed to know you inside and out? Maybe they described your innermost feelings, even your life. Something like maybe the following statement: “People close to you have been taking advantage of you. Your basic honesty has been getting […]

Nov 082013

I read an article today in the Huffington Post about “perfectionism” and almost swallowed my tongue. Oh, my goodness! They wrote an article about ME! Well, not actually, but I “qualify” for many of these traits. I have realized for quite some time that I am a “perfectionist” and that I require more of myself […]

Nov 022013
What will the neighbors think?

When I grew up in rural Arkansas during the 1950s and 1960s, if I wanted to do something my parents didn’t approve of they would ask “What would the neighbors think if they knew you did that?” So it was important to our family to maintain our reputation in the community as honest, God-fearing people. […]

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