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February 18, 2018

Part of my training for the Vietnam War was cliff rappelling; climbing down the face of a sheer rock cliff on the end of a (hopefully) strong rope. When I returned home from combat, it came to me that I could actually use this skill to accomplish some good right in my...

February 12, 2018

One afternoon after we reached Vietnam, we circled high up in the air, seated apprehensively in our choppers. We called this circular flying pattern eagle flights. They flew special combat troops above the areas where combat action might take place. Our airborne Ranger...

February 6, 2018

Fort Benning, in Georgia, is the largest Army infantry base in the world. Before leaving for Vietnam, I was stationed there and commanded a mechanized infantry unit that had large armored personnel carriers (APCs). These were tracked vehicles that transported combat tr...

December 25, 2017

Just the other day, two very good friends of mine pulled into the driveway and excitedly ran into the house to tell me about an experience they had just had while Christmas shopping. The story they told brought tears to my eyes as I realized that the true spirit of Chr...

November 30, 2017

During my life, I’ve hung around with some very different types of people. For some, I considered it an honor and privilege to have known them. For others, well, let’s just say it was more difficult. But in every instance, I have been taught something about life.

Some o...

November 16, 2017

Years ago, I had the pleasure of traveling through Europe. One early morning, I was a passenger on a rapidly moving train speeding between Florence, Italy and Rome.

It was the start of a bright sunny day. Puffy clouds hung in front of the blue sky as fog lifted from the...

October 23, 2017

Early one morning I went into a small, neighborhood restaurant to have breakfast. Here came my waitress, hurriedly walking down the aisle to where I was seated. Before she even reached my table, I had an uneasy feeling that I wasn’t going to hit it off very well with t...

October 23, 2017

How often do you encounter people who are impatient, inconsiderate, or just plain rude? I’m not saying each of us doesn’t have our own “bad” days to deal with. But there are people whose first impulse seems to always be negative. And it seems to come all too naturally...

October 21, 2017

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