Something to hold on to

I’m feeling grateful today. My brother is responding well to treatment and is on the road to recovery.  All of your prayers, well wishes and words of encouragement have done their part.  Jeff has done his part as well, toughing it out through a difficult and uncomfortable process.  In his own words… “After many days…

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Wake-up call

I think “wake-up call” may be one of most misused phrases in our language. It is typically used to describe a surprise, something that suddenly popped up and really got our attention. Then it follows that we actually “woke up” and started taking action, like metaphorically getting out of bed and getting on with our day. For…

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The next step

As I crossed over the 10-mile mark with my running form fully in the groove, my mind began to wander.  The endorphins had kicked in and I was enjoying the half-marathon, but I couldn’t help thinking about 2 years ago. That’s when I huffed and puffed my way through my first mile, on a quest…

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In other words

The crisp Autumn air is rolling in and the season has begun… that’s right, election campaign season!  Should I publicly pick a side and alienate exactly half my friends?  No. I’d rather have some fun pointing out how politicians spin the English language. A clever euphemism can be a powerful ally in a campaign, and…

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The day after

The images from September 11, 2001 are permanently etched on our national consciousness.  I’ll never forget what happened, and pray that it never happens again.  I’d like to propose that September 12 be the real holiday… the day we all came together.  We were unified as Americans, flying flags of freedom, connected to each other’s…

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