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How I almost got scammed out of $6,846.48 by a fake IRS agent

I asked my daughter if I should call my story “How I almost got scammed out of $6,846.48 by a fake IRS agent.” She said, “That title is too long. How about, “I am an idiot.”

The only place to start is at the beginning

When I start a painting. I want to know how it will end. Before I begin the painting I want to see the finished piece. But I can’t begin with the ending. The only place to start is at the beginning. I want to know how the story ends before I read the whole book. […]

Will you be nice to yourself today?

Will you be nice to yourself today?

When you come downstairs and see the dishwasher door open will you laugh and say to yourself. You sure were tired last night weren’t you? You forgot to run the dishwasher. That’s okay, I’ll start the dishwasher for you. Or will you be mad at yourself and think with a mean voice? You can’t do anything right. You can’t even remember to run the dishwasher. You are such a loser.