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SPeak Performance by Jim Walz

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Chapter 5

Playing Cards Doesn’t Have to Be a Solo Sport

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

—Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV

Having grown up as a military brat, and for the most part, without siblings (my sister was adopted when I was 12, and we lived in the same household for only five years), I learned to entertain myself. I would spend countless hours in my room building models, creating alternate realities, or playing famous war heroes. My room was my shop, my space capsule, and my battlefield. I was perfectly happy being by myself, tackling life’s problems, and discovering new things through books and television. I did spend time outdoors, but it was usually spent trying to develop ...

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