No One is Irreplaceable

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The whole team knew Bob drank Maalox out of the bottle like it was a cold beer on a hot day. It was no wonder, Bob’s job was incredibly stressful. He worked long hours to accomplish nearly impossible deadlines. To Bob’s credit, he was intelligent, talented, and willing to do anything to get the job done. But to say he

Are you Missing Obvious Clues?

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It shouldn’t be hard to determine what killed him…. Not with that unusual knife sticking out of his chest. My new car came with SiriusXM Radio. Flipping through the channels I found old radio shows; The Avenger, Sherlock Holmes, and Fibber McGee & Molly. I grew up with television, but I remember my grandparents talking about how they enjoyed listening to these after the

Words Have Power

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On the dairy farm where I grew up, we all had chores to do. Every afternoon, we had to sweep the cows’ mangers in anticipation of their next feeding. This was a huge intrusion in the life of a 14-year-old.One afternoon, I’d just finished rushing through the task when my father walked in, looked at the slipshod job I’d done,