Hard Days Night – The Beatles

It was nineteen eighty-something and it is our first assignment in Operations Management at MBA school. There are not too many students in this class. Most of them take finance or marketing. I

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Revolution – The Beatles

It was nineteen seventy-something and the first-semester report card was sent home to my parents along with a note from the teacher. I was a solid C student most of my elementary education and I was

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Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow

It’s nineteen eighty-something, a time I call BC, before children. As I sit in traffic in my older model Datsun 1200 on my to work early on a Friday morning, I notice a guy about my age driving

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Getting To Know You – The King and I

It’s nineteen-ninety something and my son is having difficulty making friends at school. At the evening table the typical question to my kids is “What was something good that happened

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Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

It’s just the other day and, one of my office mates mentions she has seen my Facebook posts. “What is the StoryAthlete Challenge you are doing?” she asks. “Are you doing some

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Take A Chance On Me – Abba

It is March, nineteen seventy-something and soon to graduate high school, Rex is sitting in the guidance counselor’s office. Mrs. Reddick, the guidance counselor assigned to me, looks me

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Ride The Wild Surf – Jan & Dean

It’s nineteen-seventy something and my parents had recently purchased a condo at Cocoa Beach. My Mom has always loved the beach, coming from Upstate New York, her dream was to be in the sun,

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Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues – Danny O’Keefe

Kathie and I were doing out Sunday morning grocery shopping. It is one of our rituals that we both enjoy. A quiet time to talk and plan out our week. Even the order in which we walk up and down

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Careless Whispers – George Michael

It’s nineteen-eighty something and people at Jessica’s daycare are amazed. Jessica was able to move up to the bigger kid room because she was potty trained at an earlier than normal age. “How

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I’ve Been This Way Before – Neil Diamond

I’ve Been This Way Before – Neil Diamond Today is the first day in a long time I have challenged myself physically. And it felt good. Up until four years ago, I had a routine that kept

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Money Changes Everything – Cyndi Lauper

It’s nineteen ninety-something and my half-sister is in town making her once every two-year visit.  I knew something was up when she suggested: “Rex, let’s you and I have lunch together.” I

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

It’s the turn of the century, yes, nineteen ninety-nine, and my Mom and I were walking out of the office to our family business on New Year’s Eve.  She was seventy-seven at the time.

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Float On – The Floaters

It’s current day and my mentor and business partner Ryan asks a question none of us as an adult like to think about. What was that question? “How many days do you have left and how do you

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Alone Again – Gilbert O’Sullivan

It’s nineteen-sixty something and being the only child of older parents I am a bit of a social misfit. “Hey, Mom!” I yell from the backyard “Can I go over to Tommy house to

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