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In J.A.YE. VOLUME I Issue 3, I talk about how our nerves and hormones get a bad rap. I failed to mention that our poor skeleton could be a member of that crew as well. We are steeped in a culture that associates the image of a skeleton with death or evil— you know, Halloween, poison signs, pirate flags and such. This is not to say that it is an inappropriate symbol. After all, in the final stages of human decomposition, the skeleton is all that remains of the... uh… remains… so
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ON THIS ROCK: Be Prepared

The famous quote, “In this world nothing can be said certain except death and taxes” is found in an epistle written by American statesman, Benjamin Franklin. In the recent past, I experienced and witnessed many family and friends suffer through the ordeal of death and taxes. We can be assured that both will come, but are we ever really prepared for either? Well, at least we can do what we can. Taxes and death made a great impression on me as a child. When I was growing up, I can vividly recall the elaborate preparations involved in the annual event of filing taxes. My grandmother, a
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