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Capt. John Quinn
 
Another Day in Paradise: Focus on matters that matter
In 1975, I was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Adak. At that time, the base had its own radio and TV station, as did many of the military installations. With so many lonely people so far from home, the songs and shows helped us feel just a little bit closer. There were even a couple of buddin...
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Checkups are necessary
While there are so many things around us to enjoy, there are some things that we just don’t enjoy. Today is one of those days. The company that does our fire suppression systems checks is here to do the annual inspections. We can count on listening to endless triggering of alarm bells as they che...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The wings of morning hope
There is something exciting about a new morning. As the light begins to creep over the horizon and cast its shadows over everything it encounters, each day is unique. Clear or cloudy, calm or stormy, the canvas of morning changes every day. This morning as I walked the dogs, I realized that while...
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Words in action
We all remember the childhood saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” We also remember the names that still hurt, long after the cuts, scrapes, bruises, and broken bones of childhood are forgotten. The truth of the matter is, words are powerful. When I was gr...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Enjoying the ordinary
Some weeks, our lives seem topsy-turvy. They are anything but ordinary. This past week has been the antithesis of that for me. If you were to ask my wife, that would not be her response, because our Family Store manager has been in Anchorage and she has been covering the store. When life seems or...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Walking into faith
This past week, my wife and I have been at The Salvation Army’s Kings Lake Camp in Wasilla, teaching beginning guitar at the Creative Arts & Music Camp. While many of the arts taught there were creative, to me the most creative art was bringing someone onto the staff for the week who cannot read ...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Watching God at work
My favorite mode of travel off the island is by ferry. Because we live on the Salvation Army property, my wife and I are never fully off duty. The travel time to Homer allows us time to separate from work and begin our time away. By the time we arrive and offload and start up the peninsula, we fe...
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The limits of freedom
For all of our veterans across this great country, let me say thank you for all you’ve done. Thank you for helping to secure our freedoms that we so enjoy. But all that you have done can be undone by those to whom you have given these freedoms. I say that they can be undone, because any freedom t...
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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