Monthly Archives: September 2008

Return of the Prodigal…..Sort Of

A little over 5 years ago my life changed radically and permanently. My youngest child, barely age 14, walked out of my house for reasons I am not sure either of us understand or will ever understand. The results over … Continue reading

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First Star to the Right

In a life lived so long ago it’s almost forgotten I was a pilot. I had dreamed of flying helicopters from the time I was a small boy and for 4 years the dream was a reality. I loved flying … Continue reading

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Put Not Your Trust in Princes….or Pigs with Lipstick Either

Normally I try to be optimistic, reasonable, and grateful but the latest shenanigans by our leaders, and wannabe leaders tries my patience and threatens the other characteristics I mentioned previously. Do the people on the one side REALLY believe a … Continue reading

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So You Wish You Could Dance?

I have heard it said that our dreams betray us. Every time I listen to the waltzes of Tchaikovsky or Strauss I have a dream that comes back to me. I imagine myself dressed once more in my ‘dress blues’, … Continue reading

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Love is Patient, Love is Kind

“Love is patient, love is kind…..” How many times have those words been read, especially at weddings in the last 2,000 years or so? I myself read them at my daughter’s wedding less than a year ago but I was … Continue reading

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Walking Humbly…..Sometimes

One of my favorite Bible verses is one that goes unnoticed most of the time, even by┬áthe most devout ‘thumpers’. It is Micah 6:8 and says, in part, that God only requires a few things, among them to “act justly, … Continue reading

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A Dream Still Partially Deferred?

” I have a dream…that one day my children will be judged for the content of their character and not the color of their skin.” My apologies to Dr. King if the quote is not quite right but I think … Continue reading

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