As I looked at the one-handed man in the seat next to me, I wondered why I’d never stopped before. I’d seen him a half dozen times or more but just didn’t stop. He was always walking on West Chester’s narrow two lane Main Street. Just beyond the old high school that long ago lost Continue Reading →

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Image: For Sale Sign

My wife and I are preparing our house for sale. We’re remodeling, painting, cleaning and downsizing. We’ve spent a lot of time, effort and money to make this house appealing to potential buyers. But the closer we get to selling, the less I want to sell. We liked the house before, but now we love  Continue Reading →

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Image: Texas Map

What do you do when your plans suddenly change, when what you’ve worked and planned for suddenly seems unattainable? Yesterday was a day like that for me. For months, we’ve been preparing to sell our house and move back to the Lone Star State of Texas. We’ve invested a lot of time and energy into Continue Reading →

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Writing is hard. Even though I love to write, it takes time and time is precious. But the benefits of writing outweigh the cost for me. Writing keeps me focused. It clears my mind and organizes my thoughts. It’s also one way I share. I like to give things to people and writing is one Continue Reading →

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Image: Rick and Dick Hoyt

Every day each of us has an opportunity to give up, to quit, to walk away. Rick Hoyt had his first chance the day he was born. Doctors diagnosed Rick with a severe case of cerebral palsy and told his parents he’d probably never participate in mainstream society. The Hoyts had to make a decision. Continue Reading →

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Image: Father swinging daughter

Have you ever said or done something you regret? Then you find yourself thinking about it over and over. You want to move on but something keeps pulling you back to that moment and each time you feel miserable, like it just happened. When my wife and I first married, we lived in a remote Continue Reading →

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