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Alex’s Blog: The Ripple Effect

A reader wrote that he found the stories in the magazine truly inspiring and uplifting but that he was confused. “You keep saying that the magazine is a forum for change in our world but I don’t see you doing anything to make change happen. What are you doing? How are you going to accomplish it?”

He needed to be with me recently, when …

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Poem: The Night Obama Took Osama Down

The following is a Snapshot excerpted from the text messages I shared with my sons Trevor, Tyler and Dylan on the long awaited night when we killed Osama Bin Laden and, for the firs time in 10 years, since 9/11, as Americans we felt like winners again …

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Alex’s Blog: “We Took a Shellacking”

The kind of winning that the Republicans did in the recent midterm elections is exactly the opposite of what this magazine is about. Their stated goal was to make a loser out of President Obama and his Democrat Party. They succeeded in accomplishing that. As President Obama stated after the election results were in, “We took a shellacking and I am responsible.”

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Alex’s Blog: Knowing When to Fold ‘em

If perseverance and determination are defining characteristics of a winner, is it ever okay for a winner to quit? In his song, The Gambler, Kenny Rogers sang, “You got to know when to hold them; you got to know when to fold them.” Could there be times when only losers never quit?

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Alex’s Blog: Bank of America — Beware of Shark!

Sometimes winning means you have got to kick some ass. Christ didn’t hesitate to take a whip to the Pharisees lending money in His Father’s Temple. I have reached such a point with Bank of America. In my opinion they are a Predator, Dishonest, and a Bully. Personally, I have had enough of their Fatcat Policies and I plan on doing something about it …

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Alex’s Blog: A Good Day for Dying

A few nights ago I watched Barbara Walters’ interview with Patrick Swazey, victim of 4th stage pancreatic cancer. There is no cure for this and the odds were 95% that he should have died a year ago. But he ignored the prognosis and kept on living. He filmed all of the episodes for his new TV series, The Beast. He did his own stunts — all while undergoing painful and debilitating chemotherapy. Because of the impact of the chemotherapy on …

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