Conversation with a friend who doesn’t believe in God

While meeting with a senior business executive in San Francisco, I got into a discussion with him about the current political atmosphere in our nation. He was especially concerned about the progressive vs. conservative differences but went on to include other categories. Eventually, the discussion turned to the general topic of freedom and democracy, and our views were pretty much in sync. So...

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Agent-Promoter for Individuals and Rock Bands

A friend introduced me to a man who was the Agent for several well-known singers and Rock Bands. I will not mention the correct names but think, The Eagles, Bono or Paul McCartney, and you understand the type of clients he has. We thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company, and it was one of those situations where we both liked each other immediately, so we began to meet weekly for...

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Conversation with an Arabic friend

For many years, I hosted the Middle East nations at the Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. At one of those breakfasts, I met Ahmed from one of the most prominent countries in that region. He wasn’t from the Royal family, but he was one of their most senior officials. We spent a lot of time together that week, and I liked him immediately. As I got to know him, I learned why...

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Conversation with a Golf Shop Owner

Some time ago, I was the only customer in a golf store right after it opened. Several times, I looked at the man at the cash register, who looked depressed. Eventually, I felt certain that something was bothering him, so I said, “You’re having a rough day aren’t you?” He was a little shocked and said, “How did you know?” “I don’t, but I was...

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Conversation with the President of a Technology Company

On a flight home from Colorado, I noticed an ad in a technology magazine. It was promoting a product that was new to me. I’m an early adopter, so I was interested in looking at this new technology. I noticed that the company was in the same industrial park as an upcoming appointment I had with the President of Sega. Even though the address would not be a retail location, I decided to...

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