Jake looks at me after watching the Yingling Three and says, “they wear you out.” The Yingling Three being Jeremy and Caroline’s three little girls, ages 8, 6, and 4. I  reminded Jake that he and Will were a such a handful they were nicknamed the “raptors.” Yet despite the energy level exhibited by either…

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His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned: he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.” — John 9: 2-3. I’ve read this passage several times and read it literally each time…

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Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. — Henry Ford Do or do not, there is no try — Yoda I can’t think of two characters more opposite, Yoda and Henry Ford. One was an industrialist who actually lived. The other is a fictional Jedi master. Yet they sound quite alike above,…

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I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou I met Maya Angelou once. She wrote an article about my friend and colleague, Charley Bussey, who was vice-mayor when I was Mayor and when I stepped…

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You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. — Ethel Barrymore Isn’t it interesting that laughing at oneself, seeing humor in our own missteps is something that takes a while to learn. Yet, as I think about raising my own children and now watching my grandchildren grow and mature I…

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