The Tribe

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  Every day, the Tribe woke and looked to the mountain. The jungle around them was thick and beautiful as they fixed their gaze on what they called their god "enohp." The mesmerizing light from the volcano flickered and hummed as they made their way to the place of worship. Everything the Tribe did was based on what enohp told them to do. Once...
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Escape

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There's a song that you probably know. It's a 40-year-old song called Escape, but most people know it as The Piña Colada Song (I now apologize for getting it stuck in your head). Have you ever listened to the lyrics? It's a cute song about someone who is unsatisfied with his relationship. Communication had broken down and the couple was stuck in du...
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Steel Structure

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 The building stood tall in the cityscape. Beautifully designed and built with elements of glass and steel, the final elements were being added and this address would soon be a home for many different types of companies and careers. This was a rigid structure, strong and durable, yet with its design and objective, had a sm...
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Execute Your Pitch

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The young pitcher stood on the mound  on the baseball field and looked towards the batter. His veteran catcher crouched down behind home plate and went through a series of signs. He flashed his index finger to indicate that he wanted the hurler's best pitch: a fastball. The young pitcher nodded, took a deep breath, adjusted his fingers ar...
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The Mayfly

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Mayflies are quirky little bugs that that exist all over the world. The Mayfly doesn't bite or sting, they don't destroy trees or other plants, they don't even really show up in "May"; they just arrive between the end of spring to the end of summer and swarm near fresh water. Fly fishermen use them (or their likeness) as ba...
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Um, Uh

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Monday, July 8, 2019 Tim stood in front of the class and took a deep breath. Mr. Jones the speech teacher went to the back of the class, turned on the video camera and said, " Ok, Tim, read your first few sentences out loud." " [um] Hi. [um] My name is Tim Madison and [uh] today I want to tell you all about my Lego collection. [um] I got my first [...
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Writer's Block

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 The Essentials. Assigning Blame. Message in a Bottle. Wish Upon a Star. Mindset Leads to Mechanics. I have well over a hundred of these topics started and put aside; a document with over 2700 words that will eventually be used for training. But for now, the words live on a personal document. I once heard a quote from a songw...
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The First Fifteen Minutes

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Monday, July 1, 2019 Mr. Wilson's Driver Education class paid particular attention to his lecture, "Six days of hot summer sun dried the region. Un-watered grass turned from bright green to brown. The sun baked the roads as the highway hummed with traffic. Rain clouds rolled in from the west and the July forecast changed from sunny and hot to wet a...
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