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The boy who dared to be great.

I had a somewhat traumatic childhood, but 1970, the year I turned eight, was especially difficult. A Tsunami of misfortune hit my family. My father lost his job and couldn't find work and my mother began to exhibit the first signs…

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Why is this boy happy?

CLICK TO SEE NATHAN HELPING OUT Nathan Glad has the perfect last name. According to his parents he is always glad. Glad and grateful. He is also fragile. He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, (brittle bone disease) which means his bones…

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2 Clichés that Smart People Won’t Use

"Avoid cliches," is one of the first things any writing class worth its pencils will teach. Clichés are not only a sign of unoriginality but lazy thinking in general–a truth that applies to speech as well as the printed word. And some clichés are…

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Not my day to die.

Our trip to the Caribbean seemed to be cursed from the onset. I wanted to surprise my wife, Keri, with something she'd never done before and a friend recommended a Caribbean cruise.  So that December I gave her the 12 days…

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Yesterday I gave my bike away

This guest blog is from my daughter, and writing assistant, Jenna Evans Welch. (Yes, the same little Jenna from The Christmas Box, only grown up. Enjoy)   Yesterday I gave my old bike away. I wheeled it out of the…

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