Play Ball

    It’s time to play ball on Capitol Hill. Seriously, time to play ball. It’s the time of year when Democrats and Republicans get to wear a uniform that makes it really easy to decipher who’s team they’re on; blue for Democrats and red for Republicans. Some of us wish they would wear those every …

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Retirement

At a recent neighborhood pool party, a younger person asked me: “so, how do you like retirement?” I answered that I like it and highly recommend it. The conversation moved on before I could say more. I have since given it some thought. For most of my life – since about age 12, actually – …

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SAFE…?!?

A new provision in Major League Baseball allows a manager to review a close play by sending the video feed to an independent group of judges. It has raised strong feelings, for and against the ruling, among fans. Obviously, depending on the verdict, fans are grateful for the judges overturning the call on the field …

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Play Catch

PLAY CATCH, CREATE WORLD PEACE     I was on assignment as a Navy Reserve Chaplain. I was on a US Marine Corps base somewhere hot and dusty. Coming out of the shower one day, I stopped and stared. I didn’t mean to, it’s just that I was surprised. There in front of me was an …

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Hang in There…

In my mind, I distinguish between telling someone to “hang in there” rather than “hang on” when confronting some difficulty. There really is a difference and it’s not insignificant. To “hang on” during a difficult situation to me implies resignation. The person has surrendered to the event or condition. Hanging on implies that some-one or …

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Two More Readings…

I am continuing with my new direction in this blog. I am linking it more closely with my YouTube channel. I will read from several journals that I started over a decade ago. I wrote to each of my grandchildren during the initial stages of their mothers’ pregnancy and into their first few years. I …

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