Rock Speech

American grit is bearing the burden of your brother, your sister, the children to come. American grit is the responsibility of freedom and the consequence of bravery. The American Dream is the reward of American grit. That Dream is still alive and each person and every American who would serve this dream with the effort it is worthy of deserves a shot.

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Chad said no

I don’t remember who, but someone went up for a shot. Chad, God love him, left the gravitational pull of the planet and stuffed the rock back down to the earth with such vigor that it must have rivaled the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs.

The entire room fell silent.

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The Bear Story

So, there I am running. While I’m realizing that my dad doesn’t know everything. While I’m being chased by a bear. While I’m a ten year old who may or may not have Asperger’s.

So this is traumatic for multiple reasons.

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The simple trick to telling a great story

We’ve all had to sit through moments that have been called, “Just the best story about (insert whatever topic here)” only to be disenchanted, unenthralled (I made that word up) and bored. It’s awful. It might be your spouse or significant other, it might be your mother or father and, yes, it might even be you who can’t spin a yarn. But don’t worry. There is one sure-fire trick that can help you captivate your listeners and readers.

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