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Another Day in Paradise: Rejoice, rejoice, it’s Christmas
It happens to us all. You can even admit that it happens to you sometimes. We get busy in the midst of activity that seems to drive our purpose and somewhere in the midst we stop and have to refocus — “What was I doing?” It’s easy to get sidelined when we’re tired. Activity becomes activity and b...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: A masterpiece in progress
The weather this week has created some stunning masterpieces as the sun rises and falls. The sunrise Tuesday morning was especially beautiful from the roadside of Mission Beach. I am making that judgment based upon the number of cars that stopped and took pictures as the purple, reds, oranges, an...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the fullness Of time
Timing is everything. Whether it is a running back hitting the hole or a receiver catching the pass in the crease of the zone, without the right timing, it accomplishes nothing. In basketball the commentators talk about a “Princeton” offense. All of the back-cuts in the world don’t get you that o...
Dec 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Defining Moments
For those of us who have seen many years pass by, we have learned there are defining moments that determine our course for the future. Some of these crossroads happen because of events like high school graduation. We were faced with the decision to enter the work force or continue our education. ...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give thanks for what you have
Today is the day. Black Friday. I know the retailers among us will say the day got its name because this is the day their sales make it into the black. If they keep moving up the time that the shops open into Thursday, will that make Thanksgiving Day Black Thursday? I hope that never happens. We ...
Nov 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Ringing in the joy
Ernest Hemmingway wrote “For Whom The Bell Tolls” to describe the brutality of civil war based on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. The title came from a book by John Donne which was a series of meditations and prayers on health, pain, and sickness. The words were: “No man is an island, e...
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Traditions hold a special place for all of us
One of my favorite musicals is “Fiddler On The Roof”. I saw it the first time at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with Topol in the lead role of Tevye. My favorite version of it was when our youngest son played the same role his senior year in High School. Tevye explains the position they a...
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The challenge Of choices
The Challenge Of Choices The Salvation Army has a rich heritage, not only in the place of its founding — the slums of London — but also here in Alaska. Alaska Magazine once wrote, “The Salvation Army arrived in Skagway during the era when that town reached its zenith in the drama of the Klondike ...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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