“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong as its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Time truly flies by so fast. It seems like it was only…

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“Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.” -Willa Cather Our history has many stories to tell; stories of war and freedom, of happiness and misery, of victory and failure. These are stories which have melted hearts and touched lives over…

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“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” -Benjamin Disraeli   Some heroes are born, while some are made. Some heroes fight war, while some are victims. Some heroes save lives, while some sacrifice their own. Heroism comes from within. It’s the soul of a…

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“In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing” -Philip Gilbert Hamilton   It is important for a man to know his hometown to better know himself. After all, tracing your roots will open you to the realizations of your history,…

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“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” -Edgar Degas   Art is the expression of one’s soul. It is the imagination of an artistic individual’s mind. It is the creativity of an artist’s heart. Artists see the beauty of the world hidden from ordinary eyes. They are blessed with a…

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“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer It’s amazing that there are people who dare to accomplish greatness in the world. People, who wish to…

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High school reunions are an interesting and evolving phenomenon.  In the early years, the interaction between attendees has a tendency to adapt to the ingrained pecking order that existed at graduation.  There is a nominal attempt to impress classmates with status and progress toward fulfilling expectations, either yours or theirs. As the years pass and…

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I feel like an impostor.  I thought I was the only one who felt this way, but admission of my malady to many friends and family have disabused me of this view.  My body, gray hair, aches and pains and the fact that I have 3 grown, mature, responsible and successful children and 8 grandchildren…

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I was walking the 2 blocks home from Wray’s Supermarket when I first saw IT…..a friend of mine had IT on his arm. He was talking into IT as he approached and IT seemed to make a crackling sound between his verbal commands. This mimicked sound was an early introduction into the world of deception…

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On D-Day 2007, I watched a 2-hour Military Channel documentary on the June 6, 1944 invasion of France that began Operation Overlord.  This bloody but successful battle on the beaches at Normandy initiated the effort that resulted in the re-capturing of France and an ultimate end to the War in Europe 11 months later on…

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