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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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The Games People Play – Joe South

It’s early two-thousand and something as I limp into the office where my parents and I have our family business. My Mom looks up from her computer screen having watched me struggle to get to

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How Deep Is Your Love? – The Bee Gees

It’s two-thousand and something and my wife, Kathie, is watching Rue Paul’s Drag Race. I did not expect to gain words of wisdom from the show, but I did. Rue ends the show with “If

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Bonfire Heart – James Blunt

“Son, who do you think wrote your name on the back of the house?” My Dad asks as we sit on the back porch of our Maitland home. It’s 1960 something and I thought I could get away

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Long live the pioneers, rebels and mutineers – X Ambassador

“Hey, Rex!”, shouts Scott over the din of the lunchroom crowd at Winter Park High. It’s 1977ish and Scott had gotten wind that I play guitar. Scott was a true blue rock and roll guitar

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You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenstock

“You’re not going to watch that again are you?” my Dad yells from the kitchen. “How many times have you seen that thing?”  as he continues to rummage through the refrigerator

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Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

“The finish line is just around the corner!” an enthusiastic marathon spectator shouts in my face as I round the corner to go down Hollywood Blvd in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I

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True Blue – Madonna

He sits in the corner of my room. Yellow eyes and pale skin. Looking supernatural, not of this world. The vile language spews out like acid, burning holes into everything that surrounds him. How could

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One Awkward Moment – Casting Crowns

It’s 2012 and things are getting tough.  “Dad I can’t do this anymore.” I try to explain as I sit on the side of his bed.  His eyes closed as he pretends to be asleep. It

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I Can Help – Billy Swan

The next big thing. “Diversifying your client base is vital to growing a business, but it can be difficult..” says a recent article on Investopedia. Put a different way you have to have clients

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