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Learn these valuable lessons and you’ll always have an ace in your back pocket

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The universe is constantly communicating with you. Opportunities to learn and become a better version of yourself can be spotted everywhere. You just have to know to look for them.

I played online poker and occasionally live poker for years. I also worked for almost 9 years at the organization…

My motto was, “Drink to celebrate, not to escape,” but I quickly forgot that

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“WT at 11 today?” my friend Randy texted one Saturday in mid-July. “WT” is short for Wildcat Tavern, the neighborhood bar where we normally meet every Saturday for brunch.

“I can’t make it today, Randy,” I texted back. “I’d like to, but I haven’t earned the right to go out.”

It may give you a sense of superiority, but it doesn’t get us any closer to herd immunity

hand, holding COVID-19 vaccine shot, puncturing a virus particle
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“It just kills me how many SELFISH people there are in this community!” typed one angry resident in a post on Nextdoor. “Only in this city would people be so STUPID that there’s a path out of the pandemic, and they refuse to take it!”

About 15 commenters echoed the…

Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.

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