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What the World Needs

  Thich Nhat Hanh tells a story about refugees trying to escape in rickety, small boats. The boats weren’t sea worthy, and the area besieged by storms and pirates. He states, “If everyone panicked, the boat would capsize. If only … Continue reading

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Are You Living An Inspired Life?

  Baruch Spinoza an eighteenth-century philosopher suggested people need to ask themselves three questions every day for a month. The first, “Who or what inspired me today” I’ll try to answer the question and I’ll save the others for another … Continue reading

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A Life that Works

Five things make my life better. My faith in something bigger, kinder, and gentler in the universe. Laughter, sidesplitting laughter. Music which inspires the soul. Animals and their unconditional love and silly antics. Lastly, nature in all her glory. I … Continue reading

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Hero’s Among Us

  Most of us never need a service dog and or work with a service dog. These animals work with devotion and dedication. Guide Dogs of America, Canine Companions, police dogs, military dogs, search and rescue dogs all unselfishly toil. … Continue reading

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Baby Charlie

I cannot imagine losing a child. The thought an unspeakable horror. There’s no way to fathom the crushing grief of his parents. Their private anguish played out on a world stage. Parents aren’t meant to outlive their children. Charlie, born … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled By Their Angelic Faces     Growing up, I listened to whatever my mom had on the radio. Bob Vinton had a hit called Devil or Angel. The song reminds me of an average day with my … Continue reading

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Wildwatch Kenya: Help needed

Researches from the San Diego zoo and the Twiga Walinzi (which means “Giraffe Guards” in Swahili), are conducting field research to study reticulated giraffes. The study is conducted in northern Kenya. The giraffe’s population has dwindled to less than 9,000 … Continue reading

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What Will You Fight For

Today I read an editorial on a young woman who has been a quadriplegic since nine years of age. Injured in a car crash she doesn’t remember. A dedicated runner at a young age she was returning home from a … Continue reading

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Earned It

I received my final paycheck from a forty-one-year career. A strange sensation after all these years. I started working summers when I turned thirteen. For over fifty years, I earned an income. It seems strange to live off all my … Continue reading

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Grateful Heart

Yesterday was Father’s Day, and I sent warm thoughts to my Dad where he now resides in heaven. He passed two years ago and I think of the life lessons he demonstrated for me. Thank you, Dad, for being principled … Continue reading

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