Men go forth to wonder at the heights of mountains, the huge waves of the sea, the broad flow of the rivers, the vast compass of the ocean, the courses of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. — St. Augustine. I have been fortunate enough to watch my children and grandchildren grow…

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Advent begins for me with my annual Christmas list that I send to my family. It is chock full of wants such as world peace, a pick up truck, and other fantasies. This year as I was preparing my list, I thought of a time long ago when my list was much shorter. One year…

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Coaches worry all the time that when faced with a game that they should win in a runaway the team will play “down” to the level of their opponent. In other words not play their best, but lose concentration and focus and risk an upset. Such a phenomena is not unique to sports, we see…

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We will continue to despise peopleĀ until we have recognized, loved, and accepted what is despicable in ourselves — Dr. Martin Luther King The word despicable seems rather harsh to me, but Dr. King makes his point. He goes on to say ‘there are some elements despicable in ourselves, which we don’t want to look at,…

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