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    Jaded

    There was a time I knew who I was. It was very long ago, back when I was still in grade school. Back then – back in the 90’s – I could care less if people liked me. I was comfortable in my own skin, as weird as it was, and I thrived on moving through life to the beat of my own drum. It was a period in which I made many forgettable enemies, but also made many unforgettable friends. Those who gravitated toward me were those who saw me for who I truly was and found they enjoyed that version of David Alderman. Those who hated me hated…

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    The Hand We’re Dealt

    There’s a great many people I have heard blame their current situation on their past circumstances. They were born into poverty, someone betrayed them in life, or life itself dealt them a bad hand at one point and they never quite recovered. But does any of that really matter? It’s true that our circumstances shouldn’t define us, but it’s hard to walk that attitude out into the real world. At any moment, anything can happen to us. We’re overcharged from our bank account, we run into a medical crisis, or we lose that job we’ve poured a good portion of our lives into. We lose a spouse, child, or friend.…