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“Baby Bobby! Baby Bobby!” The words stung and Mike knew it—he could read it in my face. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” I yelled back. Mike just laughed;...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
The other day on the radio I heard these lyrics from the song, “If You Only Knew,” by Shinedown, “It’s 4:03 and I can’t sleep… I toss and turn like the sea.” I thought, “Yeah, why is it always 4 a.m...
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The boys slumped against the wall of the dugout; you could read the despair on their faces. “What’s the point?” mumbled the right fielder. “We’re just going to lose again.” The team was on an eight-...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
On a summer day in 1973, my 12-year-old sister was riding her horse on the quiet streets near our house. There was a little more traffic than usual as two cars came toward her from opposite...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I would like to share with you a story about my mom, a woman who was very insecure about her background. She grew up in a blue collar family where neither her mother nor father finished eighth grade...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Until I was 30 years old, I wasn’t much of a fisherman. I’d take a rod and reel along on a camping trip, but I never expected to catch much of anything. In my mind, fishing was a relaxing pastime...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
During the 1996 Summer Olympics, I saw a young athlete with his brand-new silver medal around his neck and a massive smile on his face. He was so thrilled with his achievement that he was mixing and...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
With the morning mist still on the Hudson River and the sun just kissing the cliff tops of the New Jersey Palisade, Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States, shot and killed former Secretary...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Seventeen years ago, I became the president of my community association. It was a lively organization with scores of activist members who were busy gentrifying an inner city neighborhood. One of my...