Patricia Frank

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

“The dog ate my homework”, “The bus was late”, “The computer was down”, “The check is in the mail”, and “It’s not you it’s me”, are just a few of the most commonly used excuses. An excuse is an attempt to lessen the blame attached to something. It is an ...

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Cascading Avalanches

When things start to go wrong they often continue to go wrong much like an avalanche rolling down a hill gathering momentum and getting larger and larger as it goes. An avalanche overtakes and consumes everything in its path. There is no way to stop it. In real life, one ...

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Early Warning Signs

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Have you ever heard someone say, “I never saw it coming” when referring to a dismissal, break up or divorce? It might not always seem plausible but it is definitely possible. It is often easy to miss the subtle clues and cues when a relationship is over emotionally for the ...

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Your Unlimited Possibilities

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Sometimes there are pearls of wisdom in unexpected places. There is a Garfield cartoon that shows Garfield the cat and Odie the dog running towards a tree. The next thing you see is Garfield and Odie sitting on the tree branch. Their owner is looking up at them and says, ...

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Parallels in Golf and Life

Every sport has different benefits and different life lessons to learn and incorporate into your life. Every sport has different mantras. A mantra is a catchword or phrase. It becomes a motto or rule of behavior for that particular sport. It is sort of a slogan, a short, catchy, concise ...

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Alienation and Aliens

When something senseless and horrific happens, people seek answers and understanding. They wonder, “How could this happen?” and “Why did this happen?” Everyone struggles to make sense of the vile and heinous crime that has been committed. The evil involved is difficult to digest and impossible to accept. One possible ...

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The Universal Lament

When something distressing happens, the first thought that enters your head and the first question out of your mouth is usually, “Why?” “Why me?” When good things happen you never seem to ask yourself, “Why me?” It is natural and normal to think that you deserve and are entitled to ...

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The Fog Dilemma

Just about everyone is familiar with fog. It is a condensed vapor, a thick, misty cloud suspended in the atmosphere near the earth’s surface. Fog can be so thick that it obscures things completely. The building and objects that you look at every day cannot be seen at all. If ...

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