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Well it was bound to happen. The flu virus came and visited me these past two weeks. It hit me on a Wednesday night. I was with my boys at a skating event and felt a tickle in my throat. I ran home and took an immunity drink and went to bed early. The next day I started the day off with slight coughing. I tried to counter this bug with a concoction of DayQuil and vitamins. As the day marched on, I began to feel chills and by the end of the day, I felt worse. I pulled out the big guns and used NightQuil to fight off the ill effects of this bug. The next morning, I struggled to get ready for work. I was coughing up the proverbial lung and counting my cough drops like bullets to see if I

Let It Not Happen Again

In a place where you can almost sense the primordial forces of fire, ice, and life, where images of snow capped volcanoes and lush forests reflect from the surface of waterways gouged by the great glaciers, these profound and sobering words are prominently displayed: "For here we admit a wrong. Here we reaffirm our commitment as a nation to equal justice under the law." Ronald Reagan, signing the Civil Liberties Act, 1988. The words were an epilogue to the story told in that place, a story from our nations' history that seemed utterly out of place amidst the tranquility and natural beauty of Bainbridge Island. The island, a short ferry ride across the Puget Sound from Seattle, was the home o

Great is thy faithfulness!

God has blessed us with yet another year! Each day of life is an undeserved blessing that is given to each of us by a loving God. So certainly each new year of life is a cause for great thanksgiving. The year 2020 will surely be a year of adventure for each and all of us. The very number of the year holds promise as we 'close the book' on the past decade and look to the coming year with 20/20 vision. The days and weeks stretch before us holding great surprises and great challenges. We can all watch with eager anticipation to see what the Lord has in store for us in the months and seasons ahead. We can see the shape of some of the events awaiting us in 2020. We can predict that there will be

Happy New Year!

A confession: New Year's Eve is my least favorite holiday. In our younger years, Harry and I celebrated New Year's in many different ways. Parties with lots of friends. Dinners at restaurants in Chicago, including a meal in Greek Town, memorable for its complete lack of fun, "Opa's" notwithstanding. Inevitably, the nights ended with everyone sipping their drinks and waiting for midnight to Finally come, so we could kiss and call it a night! I suppose one could argue that we just didn't pick the right parties or the right restaurants. But if there was lots of fun going on somewhere, we just didn't find it. As we got older, we tended to spend a quieter New Year's Eve, at home with friends. Le

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