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My brother Eddie (far left), my parents, and I (1998)

After multiple cancer surgeries, procedures, and my brother Eddie's death, my mother passed in her sleep at the age of 83. The final five years of her life were full of chemotherapy, grief, and steady decline.

Quality of Life became less and less. As my mother’s situation worsened, she required…


When the memorial for a fallen hero faces demolition, high school buddies devise a law-breaking scheme to save it. Will the boys succeed? If not, the sacrifice and memory of a Vietnam combat soldier will be lost forever. A teenage adventure set in the 1980s. …


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Two weeks after my mother’s death, I phoned my Dad to check in on him. I call every two days while my sister phones every day.

My parents were married for 60 years and celebrated the milestone this past May. …


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Collaboration is the crossroads where art, business, and personalities converge. Some collaborations can be more challenging, rewarding, and even frustrating than others. Such is life.

I’ve been involved with collaborations that were inspiring, succeeded, and others that had failed. …


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For the Narcissist, the church culture provides power and cover. It’s the Narc’s vaccination to commit their sins while providing the authority and arrogance to play above the rules. Quite convenient, isn’t it?

All in with Jesus, high virtue, and ethics. Many might seem religious, but far from spiritual. …


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The Narcissist’s biggest quest is to gain control. Control over you, your emotions, and your agenda. This includes everything and everyone in your life. Your daily routines, your friends, family, and plans outside of your relationship and dare I say it, boundaries with the Narcissist.

Everything out of the Narcissist’s…


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With the 20-year commemoration of the 2001 Terrorist Attacks upon us, I’d rather focus on the national strides we’ve made as a whole. Instead of dwelling on the falling skies of the newborn 20s, I’d rather incorporate an optimistic outlook. That includes going forward.

Let us never forget — the…


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The Delta and Lambda variants have made me concerned. I’m reading reports on how vaccinated people are contracting Covid.

Despite the easing of mandates, I never stopped wearing my mask in public places, i.e., the supermarket and such. …


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Work

Working hard or hardly working? Either or, steer clear from outside problems and toxic people. Episodes and antics that can ruin your career quickly and easily. Through social media, we’ve seen our share of digital brushfires.

The wrong and negative virality. Careless mistakes can curtail and often derail careers. Cancel…


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After two-and-a-half years in retail jewelry, I decided I’d had enough and began the blueprint for my own business. Unhappy and dissatisfied with the pay and toxic culture of the fine jewelry store.

A small staff in a high-end store in a stuffy, buttoned-up town. The owner prided himself on…

Phil Rossi

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