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Review of Cleaning the Gold: A Jack Reacher and Will Trent Short Story

June 11, 2019 /

This was a lame mash-up of Jack Reacher, whom I am well acquainted with, and Will Trent, of whom I had never heard. If I was new to both characters, this short story would certainly not induce me to want to read either of their adventures. I’m sure this was a corporate idea to try…

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Photo of the phrase, "What Comes After Plan B?" written on a board with a faded picture of a man in a suit coat in the background.

Best Laid Plans

November 10, 2018 /

A funny thing about plans, they never seem to work the way they were supposed to. How often have you thought, “Today I am going to get THIS JOB accomplished.” Then a child gets sick, the phone rings, your spouse yells from the bathroom that you forgot to buy toilet paper, so off you go…

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Hopefully It Was a Farewell Tour

August 26, 2018 /

I think I have reached that point in life where being in the middle of 25,000 falling-down drunk rednecks listen to an even drunker has-been country singer cuss and spit on himself while trying to convince the audience that he is still cool and relevant is not so much fun any more.

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Why Can’t We Agree To Disagree Any More?

August 8, 2018 /

The other day I was on Twitter and was just overwhelmed by all the discord, hatred, and lack of logic. So I just started tweeting some thoughts. I’ve put them together in this post. I honestly can not figure out why any free speech demands only seem to apply to the party calling for free…

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Via Dolorosa street sign

A Stroll Down Via Dolorosa

April 13, 2017 /

This post was originally posted on my Oyler Creative business website blog on April 13, 2017. I am moving all of those personal blog posts over to this site to keep the Oyler Creative website completely business-related.   This morning I was privileged to be the speaker at the Butler chapter of Christian Business Partners.…

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Remembering my Mom

January 18, 2017 /

This post was originally posted on my Oyler Creative business website blog on January 18, 2017. I am moving all of those personal blog posts over to this site to keep the Oyler Creative website completely business-related. Yesterday marked the three-year anniversary of my Mom going home to be with the Lord. I was going…

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Photo of my dad, brother, and me from 1966. We were each dressed in coats and ties, so it was probably either Christmas or Easter; I was about 6 and my brother would have been 3 or 4.

Grief and When
You Don’t Understand God

August 19, 2016 /

I first wrote the following (don’t really know what to call it) 13 years ago. It took me a long time to come to terms with the loss of my Dad. And on this day of looking back and reflecting on my Dad’s legacy, I thought I would pull this out again. I also have…

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Black and white photo of Paul kissing Debbie.

If You Ever Fall In Love

March 15, 2015 /

This post was originally posted on my Oyler Creative business website blog on March 15, 2015. I am moving all of those personal blog posts over to this site to keep the Oyler Creative website completely business-related. And this is just as true today as it was then. I’ve seen this passage going around on…

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