Category Archives: True Story

Do You Believe…

A friend who has a pool service business, a big business worth six figures annually, is on his third battle with cancer in ten years. In 2009, the disease attacked his foot. He lost a piece of one toe and was fine. Five years later cancer showed up in his leg, the same leg as […]

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Keep Moving

While on a hike at a well known Los Angeles trail, my dog and I were climbing up one of the most challenging parts of the trail. We saw a bunch of young people running down the hill screaming and telling everyone to turn around. I looked ahead and asked why. They said there was […]

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Service: What’s It Worth?

He’s amazing! I have this technical computer geek guy that can fix anything that goes wrong with my minimal number of devices. I appreciate his skill but that’s not what makes him amazing. His demeanor is his greatest asset. He’s calm, solution oriented, and has a can do attitude. I may be thinking “all my […]

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What Holds Me Back? The Not Knowing

Recently a pipe burst in my front yard. I happened to be outside at the exact moment and saw the water bubbling up from the ground through a lawn made of rocks rather than grass. It was three o’clock in the afternoon and I immediately called a plumber. I have a few local companies I […]

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You’re Not just Anything

I was playing golf awhile ago and there was a twosome ahead of me, a woman and a teenage boy. I was walking the course and they were in a golf cart so I was able to keep a comfortable distance between us. I watched at numerous holes how the woman drove the cart, took […]

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It’s So Boring!

I used to practice yoga regularly at the same studio. Now I do it at home on my own. Sometimes I miss the camaraderie of practicing with others, then I remember what made me decide to leave the community. I overheard some of my fellow yogis complaining about the studio, the classes offered, the teachers, […]

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On Being Uncommon

My nephew was a cigarette smoker for 18 years. He is now a non-smoker for 18 months. Curious as to why he was able to really quit this time, as like most smokers he tried several times but never stuck to it, I asked how he did it and why it worked this time. First, […]

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Pink…for Boys?

While on the hiking trail the humans talk and the dogs run and play. I frequent the trail several times per week. One of my human friends often talks about his twelve year old twins, a girl and a boy. I have never met the human kids, but I know them. The girl is a […]

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Have We Gone Too Far?

Have we gone too far with taking our best friends everywhere? From you, the people who keep my spirit alive every day, I’ve learned although I love my dog, sometimes it’s better for her to stay home. True Story: I was walking in the Costco parking lot heading to the entrance when I saw a […]

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They’re Watching!

Whatever I do, they’re watching, listening, and learning. The other day the news media showed a clip of a young woman driving. She was cut off by another driver and she immediately started verbally ranting and aggressively pursuing the other driver. She then reached for a gun tucked in her waistband. Her actions and words […]

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