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    How Not to Be Afraid

    You’ve probably heard me say that I like storms. If you haven’t heard me say that, we probably just met. I like storms. The sound of rain. How the clouds open up and the deluge moves toward me. From the time I was little I liked to watch storms from our carport. I would sit outside the front door and smell the storm. I would watch as it moved across the cornfields and listen as the rain began pounding all around me. It was immersive and beautiful. If I was safe at home, game over! Of course, this is predicated on being safe and sound. It’s a little more disconcerting to be in a…

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    The Most Wonderful Tournament of the Year!

    Ok, everyone. I have a fun little Christmas activity for you. I solicited feedback on Twitter a few weeks ago and got your favorite Christmas songs. Thanks to all who contributed. Now the game is afoot! What is the greatest Christmas song? We will finally settle the debate, and I have devised a way to figure it out. I have set up a bracket challenge, and I will award a $25 gift card to the winner. Christmas songs Want $25 for Christmas? To be considered for the gift card, here are the rules: Be a subscriber to my blog. Post the link to this on either Twitter or Facebook (retweeting…