Author Archives: Mike

MRP Holiday Flash Fiction – 2nd Place Winner

The votes were tallied and I came in second for the Morning Rain Publishing 2015 Holiday Flash Fiction challenge 🙂 Thank you to everyone who voted for me!  You can also participate in the event as you now have the … Continue reading

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Holiday Flash Fiction

I have to admit that out of all the writing I do, Flash Fiction is the most fun. I still love the challenge of creating a story within the boundaries of Fast Fiction (200 words or less) but having the … Continue reading

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50% off Sale at Kobo!

If you don’t already know, my Mysterious Minute-Men books are available on the Kobo platform: Mike Aragona’s Mysterious Minute-Men There are a couple of days left on the Kobo international sale that is currently running. Customers are able to redeem … Continue reading

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Work’s a Journey, Not a Destination

After 40 years of working at the same company, a friend of mine retired recently. During her farewell party, she commented how she felt like she was, “…watching my life be dismantled piece by piece…” during the transition phase leading … Continue reading

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Why Sharing Praise Sparks Engagement and Innovation

I have always been a voracious reader, and by extension I guess I also spend a lot of time thinking. Most times, I think about ways experiences can be improved. It’s a simple motto of looking at any situation and … Continue reading

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Transformation, Strengths, and Monstrous Changes

Every year, August slowly brings back that crisp morning air and the sense that Autumn is just around the corner.  With it, of course, comes the beautiful transformation of nature as we (at least here in Canada) begin to prepare … Continue reading

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Hiring for Passion, Leading by Trust

My wife forwarded me an awesome quote from Stephen R. Covey that went, “If you can hire people whose passion intersects with the job, they won’t require any supervision at all. They will manage themselves better than anyone could ever … Continue reading

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