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How Maya Angelou Changed My Life

My wife was adamant. "You have to verify the Maya Angelou quote." I was adamant. "It's not necessary. It's quoted in multiple places." She responded in her always insightful way,…
Ira Koretsky
December 18, 2019
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Cherish Your 1, 2, 3 – Story

Here is a touching, powerful story about a dad. It has lots of story elements and figures of speech that improve the impact. King's (his story) Better Tomorrow MessageTM, "Cherish…
Ira Koretsky
September 18, 2019
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Avoid the Word “Anxious”

Anxious is a word all too often misused. You’ll hear people, whether in the workplace or socializing, saying, “I’m anxious to meet Julie.” Or “I’m anxious to tell you about…
Ira Koretsky
July 16, 2018