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Of Diving Boards and Bombers

Sometimes when I look back over my life I think about fear and the role it’s played. A couple of weeks ago I met Bob, a 93 year old veteran of World War II. As we talked fear was a … Continue reading

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If You’ll Have Me, I’d Like To Serve

My wife and son and I are circling the parking lot. Still no parking places. People around us are getting desperate and parking in ever increasingly creative ways, but I’m sure we’ll find a parking place soon, so we circle … Continue reading

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Volunteering to Put Out Fires

I don’t listen to the radio much any more, I like driving in quiet. I think that is the first sign of being an old guy, isn’t it? I drive. I think. Sometimes I think about the way things used … Continue reading

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That Which We Serve

Is it: I love that which I serve. or is it: I serve that which I love. Some of the people I met on my recent trip to Idaho had me thinking about these two statements on the way home. … Continue reading

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The Reason

I used to work for a company that sold day planners. Well, actually the company taught people how to get the most out of their life by realizing what was most important to them, setting goals, and writing them in … Continue reading

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Staying Cool

Ok, I’ll start out here with an unsavory confession. One that will be obvious once we meet… I sweat. I know every human can say that on some level, but I’m afraid I have to admit it is a talent … Continue reading

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Waiting on a Donor List

As I crossed the street into the park, she definitely stood out in the crowd. Not that she was one to draw attention in any particular way, but she had an enormous Doberman on a short leash. The dog was … Continue reading

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