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Grand Canyon, Arizona

June 18, 2014
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From “Midnight On The Desert” by J.B. Priestly, 1937 I have heard rumors of visitors who were disappointed. The same people will be disappointed at the Day of Judgment. In fact, the Grand Canyon is a sort of landscape Day of Judgment. It is not a show place, a beauty spot, but a revelation. The […]

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Sixteen Hundred Miles In Arizona

June 14, 2014
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Saturday: I was nervous as I packed my bag. I generally look forward to travel with the abandon of a curious child but this time was different. I would be driving more than 1,600 miles on this week-long trip – roughly the distance from Augusta, Maine to Miami, Florida. I love to explore the country but I […]

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Racism, Tragedy, Comedy: Sorting Out the Sordid Donald Sterling Fiasco

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The NBA went into a feeding frenzy last week (and with it the American media, followed by the American public) over an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling saying blatantly racist things to his fifty-years younger, alleged mistress. The cascade of events that followed could only have been dreamed up by some […]

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The Black Hills Are Not For Sale: Our Invisible Neighbors

August 18, 2013
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My trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota was amazing, no doubt about it. In a recent blog post, I describe some of the highlights of my experience there. Yet, there is an even more amazing story to be told about the  Black Hills. In 1868, the United States government signed a treaty with […]

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My Baseball Stadium Tour: Two-Thirds Down, Heading for the Top of the Seventh

August 5, 2013
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After last month’s trip to Coors Field in Denver, I’ve officially reach the two-thirds mark in my quest to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. I had originally intended to visit all 30 within five years. My five year plan has now turned into a seven year plan. No big deal, I’ve enjoyed the […]

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I Left My Heart in the Black Hills of South Dakota

August 3, 2013
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Take me back to the black hills The black hills of Dakota To the beautiful Indian country That I love. Lost my heart in the black hills The black hills of Dakota Where the pines are so high That they kiss the sky above. And when I get that lonesome feelin’ And I’m miles away […]

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Stop Thinking About It And Just Do It!: Now Is The Time To See The World

February 2, 2013
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I’ve been stuck in a rut lately. My job is not fulfilling and it seems to be dragging my spirit down. It’s not that I have a terrible job or that I’m overwhelmed or anything like that. It’s actually a pretty good job and I think I’m very good at it. It’s just that I […]

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It’s The Culture Of War, Stupid!

December 23, 2012
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Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died? The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind. -Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ In The Wind” In the wake of the slaughter of 20 children and 6 staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School […]

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Thoughts On Sandy Hook

December 16, 2012
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The events in Newtown, CT are so sickening and difficult to comprehend. I’ve been trying to make sense of it all by reading quotes from fallen leaders and studying random facts from various sources. What I haven’t been able to do is understand the full impact of what’s happened and where we need to go. […]

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go!: My Bucket List

November 13, 2012
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When I was in my teens I had plenty of goals, but I didn’t spend much time thinking about how I would actually achieve those goals. Life was long. And though things weren’t perfect, they would eventually get better. Or so I thought. And then I learned some very painful lessons. I was twenty-one years […]

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