Robert Rizzo

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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Image: Failing Grade

This week I was thinking of the things I’m thankful for. It’s an exercise I try to practice regularly. I started down my usual list: home, work, family, church, food, water, warm showers, clothes. Then I had an epiphany. I was thankful for all the wrong things. Those things are great but they haven’t really Continue Reading →

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Image: Sandy and Abigail

As she lay there lifeless, I clutched a handful of the hair on her neck. The longer part, probably the result of some German Shepherd bloodline. I’d never realized the overwhelming sense of calm I felt when I had my hand on her. She made me feel safe. Sandy joined our family 14 years earlier. Continue Reading →

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”I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.- Albert Einstein” What are you dreaming? How badly do you want to accomplish your dream? Are you close to giving up? Don’t! You may be one phone call, one email, one tweet, one Facebook update Continue Reading →

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Image: Cyclists

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”―Eleanor Roosevelt Most of us have seen the media hype about Lance Armstrong. In January, he confessed to Oprah Winfrey, and the world, he used performance enhancing Continue Reading →

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