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A Word to Worriers

Dear E & V, I’m not a worrier, but I am. I have friends and family that worry much more than I do. I like to think I provide them with a sense of calm, that the world isn’t as scary as they think it is. It’s not that I don’t have worries, I do.…

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Making the Best of Boredom

Dear E & V, Your life is defined as much as what you do as what you do when there is nothing to do. Boredom can be demotivating and energy-sapping, or it can be the path to a rich and rewarding life… My life has been defined by the itch to always be doing —…

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“Action Cures Fear”

Dear E & V, In your life you will encounter two types of fear: Good fear. It’s the fear you experience in those rare instances where your life is in danger and it gets you out of trouble. Like coming across a pissed off grizzly bear or pulling yourself from a burning car wreck. Bad…

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Band-Aids for Bullet Wounds

Dear E & V, One of the sadder things in life you’ll witness is people using superficial solutions for very deep problems. I’m writing this after reading about another gun-wielding mass murderer out in Colorado. The results will be the same: public outcry and then nothing will happen and the shootings will keep happening. Why?…

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Job satisfaction for dummies

Dear E & V, If there is one lesson I could teach you about finances, it would be this: There will always be opportunities to get more money, there will never be an opportunity to get more time. This is one of the hardest lessons you can learn in life because even when you recognize…

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