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E Syrupus Unum

…from the many syrups, one flow.

 

Dirk Mullenger

Plan for Tomorrow, but live for Today

“Plan for tomorrow, yes, but live for Today”—Tommy Barnett   A longtime friend recently reminded me to ‘Work with your margins, maintain your balance, and be less critical of yourself. Recall your earlier life when you always lived ‘in the future’, always dreamed...

Desire, Dreams & Goals

“True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you, sent beforehand to indicate that it’s yours already. That itch that you have to be whatever you want to be—on the camera, on the stage, behind the stage…—that itch, that desire is God’s proof to you...

Solving Problems: Step One

  A mentor once told me whenever I have a problem, the first thing to do is step to the mirror and ask, “Could it be me? Am I the source of the problem? am I doing something wrong here? Is my behavior offensive? my attitude skewed? Perhaps I’m not...

Two Step Formula for Change

  A friend of mine, who is an alcoholic, offended another friend during a drinking bout. Later he apologized. When the alcoholic said “I am sorry,” his friend replied, “You are a sorry specimen because you apologize, but you have no intention of...

Death behind the IHOP

Death behind the IHOP

    Between the pancake house and the Fitness center is where he died. I walked into the scene. A desperate, frantic wife was improvising mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on her failing husband, where he lay half in the car, his feet splayed out the passenger...

A Deadhead’s Story

“Sugar Magnolia, blossoms blooming, heads all empty and I don’t care” — Grateful Dead I shared an outdoors lunch table at a restaurant in Phoenix with a ghastly looking guy name Jacob–glazed eyes, long matted hair, a distant disposition. His story: Jacob grew in...