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Intentions, Resolutions & Commitments

February 5, 2014 Intentions, Resolutions & Commitments by Joanne Ladley Did you make New Year’s resolutions? If so, have you broken them yet? I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I’ve never stuck to them. Too often, resolutions were statements I made off the cuff with very little real intention […]

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The Blessing of Inadequacy

January 20, 2014 The Blessing of Inadequacy by Daryl Leisey Is it important to optimize every moment? The obvious answer is yes, isn’t it? We’ve been taught to do our best, maximize every opportunity, strive for perfection. But is that always the best? Perhaps we’re just not capable of what we set out to do. […]

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Growing Pains

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January 6, 2014 Growing Pains by Roger North At a recent holiday gathering, my 15 year-old nephew wanted to stand back-to-back with me. He wanted to see how his recent growth spurt measured up to his tallest uncle. He seemed to be feeling pretty good about being within 3 inches of me. Justin has grown […]

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How Are You Doing?

Dec 20, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments

December 20, 2013 How Are You Doing? by Gerald Meck I exercise regularly.  The other day, while at the gym I asked a senior gentleman, How are you?  This is the standard way I greet people. On this particular day, I was in a hurry to complete my routine.  I asked the question out of […]

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Courage to Lead

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December 5, 2013 Courage to Lead by Craig Schloneger In November we commemorated two events that were pivotal in shaping our nation’s identity.  On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln was in Gettysburg, PA where he delivered a very short but powerful speech marking the end of the Civil War and the beginning of reconciliation for […]

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Because I Can

November 20, 2013 Because I Can by Jerry Murray Over the past few weeks, several international news sources reported various ways the U.S. government has used its intelligence strength to probe for sensitive information.  I had a lively conversation with friends imagining what information our intelligence agencies collect and, in particular, why they collect it.  One […]

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Messy Business

November 5, 2013 Messy Business by Dennis Clemmer I often don’t take time to read the alumni news publication I receive from my high school. But when the magazine arrived several months ago, something drew me to reading about the commencement address given by Andrew Huth, an editorial/documentary photographer located in Philadelphia. Huth challenged the […]

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Freedom to Learn

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October 18, 2013 Freedom to Learn by Gina Breslin As a teenager, I took every possible opportunity to go downhill snow skiing. By the time I got to college, I was able to navigate the more difficult ski slopes without falling. It was during this time that I had a ski instructor admonish me, “You […]

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Marching into the Unknown

October 4, 2013 Marching into the Unknown by Bethany Graybill I’ve always had a fascination for maps.  I love to see the big picture, to know where I’m going, to see where one road intersects another, to explore the many possibilities of getting from one place to the next, and the joy of the adventure along […]

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Unclogging the Drain

September 20, 2013 Unclogging the Drain by Lynette Meck I have a bathroom sink.  Not too long ago it clogged.  I tried chemicals.  This did not help.  Unfortunate, because this represented the sum total of what I know to do with a clogged drain.  I’m just not mechanically inclined. I waited.  Perhaps it would fix […]

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