The Power of One
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The Power of One

I don’t know how many have considered the power of one – person, place or thing – to influence, or in my case, totally salvage my life. It’s not something that you can easily point to and say, “Yes, that’s where it happened!” But, you often can remember the people involved. Looking back, I remember…

THE WILD WEST. AGAIN!

THE WILD WEST. AGAIN!

This is a story about how the west was won… and lost again. One day, we went shopping at an old building housing several antique businesses:everything from household to farm memorabilia… things that take you back in time. In my case, way back. Right in front of me was a Wild Bill Hickok replica gun…

Counting Life for Something More

Counting Life for Something More

It all began when a man from the church said their upcoming concert included a Stradivarius violin. Wow! Now that’s something that you don’t hear every day. Created and signed by Antonio Stradivari, they’re almost considered priceless. But, here’s the rub. According to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, for centuries after his death,…

The Truth About Love

The Truth About Love

When I was quite young, my grandfather gave me a small sign stating an old truism, “We are too soon old and too late smart.” Now, a grandfather myself, I’m starting to realize what that means.   For instance, on the weekend, I played Monopoly (the board game where you buy and sell properties) with…

The Best of Times

The Best of Times

“Another one gone.” That was the response from a fellow musician upon learning that, Vaughn, my friend and former band-mate from the ‘60s, had passed away. The ‘60s? Say what!? Musically, for those of us who were teenagers, it was the time of our lives… everything was possible! Led by the Beatles’ music, the British…

The Beauty of Flaws

The Beauty of Flaws

It must have been around the time my folks broke up – I was about 14 – when I first experienced acne. This has been such a routine problem with teenagers, that adults can often forget how devasting it can be to a teen’s psyche – the emotional toll on one’s self-esteem. And, I’m sure…

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