Always Take Responsibility

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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. […]

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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 […]

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People dressed like Superman

“There are no extraordinary men…just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.” – Admiral William Frederick (Bull) Halsey, Jr. Growing up I never cared much for heroes. Superman, Aquaman, Captain America. I liked the action and drama  but I couldn’t identify with the characters. Batman was cool, but mostly because he was […]

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Post image for Of BB Guns, Birds and Healing

I’ve never been very good at killing anything. With the exception of flies, for which my wife and daughters insist I possess some sort of Ninja killing ability. Growing up I always assumed that men should be able to kill. My father and I hunted some, mostly doves and sometimes ducks. I didn’t hit much […]


Occasionally, I hear people in meetings making decisions based on a desire to please their employer,  supervisor , CEO, pastor, etc. On the surface, this sounds like a good thing. But it bothers me for two reasons. The Problems 1) Often the decision is made in disdain and disrespect, because the perception is that leadership […]

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