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Violent agreement

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Enthusiastic, old guard colleagues
filled the conference hall.

This was the day their net worth
skyrocketed from simple investment to pre-bubble proportions.

It was a golden year for the newly elected
who never counted on the good fortune of inside information. Continue reading

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Famous last words – Ode to Ronda Jean

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

She took a swing and landed a belt.
The first heavy-handed blow.
Bonk!

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Turn on the “Loving Parent” Mode for effective Communication in 12.5 steps

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

After years of struggling with old people, old souls, and old habits,
I have discovered a mindset that, when engaged,
puts a fresh perspective in getting on the good side
of misunderstandings, arguments and friendships when conversing with an aged Adult. 

Anyone over 21 years is somebody’s child = an adult child, even if there are no parents.

The following may be extremely helpful for adult children who care for aged parents in need, caregivers, volunteers, 
certified senior advisor (CSA), customer service personnel,
investor relations agents, retail salespersons, or 
anyone who converses with an older adult for any reason.

Success for a meeting of the minds is in having an appreciative and compassionate attitude.

Here are 12.5 ways in which a “Loving Parent” Mode can make your conversations with older adults (not “seniors”) more effective and valuable:

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How God created the animals (maybe) – Part 1

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Please enjoy this holiday repartee between the Creator and the helpers.
Happy Holidays!

Alligator
G:  Take that rolling green log in the river and fill it with teeth.
Angels: What about eyesight?
G:  Give it two eyelids and uh , , ,  a tasty tail. Continue reading


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Solitary connectedness

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A desire to render aid
with gleeful assistance reciprocated.
Trusted collaboration in drawings and melodies
staved off circling power partnerships
as concerned service and spirit unity
kept their precarious marble alliance
from tumbling into the corners
of the green filigree floor. Continue reading