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A famous trapeze performer was instructing his students how to perform on the trapeze bar. After full explanations and instruction in this complicated skill, he asked them to demonstrate. However, one of the students, looking up at the insecure perch upon which he was expected to perform, was suddenly paralyzed with fear. He had a terrifying
I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve called someone and the response I received is that they are in a meeting. I often wonder if they are in a meeting to see if they should have a meeting. According to the MeetingKing website, in the United States alone we “enjoy” 11 million formal business meetings each day and we waste $37 billion in
A young vice president was appointed by the board of directors of a bank to replace the retiring president and founder. With fear and trepidation, he made an appointment to visit with the seasoned retiree to seek his advice.“Mr. Clark, I need your counsel. How can I possibly be successful in this job?”The elderly man leaned forward in his chair. “
“If you were to go around asking people what would make them happier, you’d get answers like ‘A new car. A bigger house. A raise in pay. Winning the lottery.’ Very few would say, ‘A chance to help people.’ And yet that is what brings about the most happiness of all.”I wish I would have said that, but the late comedian George Burns did. Still, that
Baseball season is in full swing, but it might be a very different game if Pete Browning had not broken his bat in 1884.The story of how the iconic Louisville Slugger baseball bat came to be is fascinating. According to the famous bat company’s history, it all began when the 17-year-old son of J. F. Hillerich skipped out of work one day to watch a
I have always been a fan of comics, or what I call the funny pages.  Recently I was looking at The Family Circus” by Bil Keane.  The littlest boy has a cupboard open and is looking at various boxes of food when his older brother sees him and says, “Conscience is like Mommy tellin’ you not to do somethin’, but she isn’t there.”Or as I

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Humorist Erma Bombeck once wrote a column titled "If I   had my life to live over." In it she offered such nuggets of wisdom as, "I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded" and "I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my

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