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Jan 23, 2021

Heroic Hammerin' Hank

Hearing the news about Hank Aaron passing away yesterday at the age of 86 brought back a lot of memories from my teenage years. I've always been a huge baseball fan and baseball legends don't get much bigger than Hank Aaron.

He greatly admired what Jackie Robinson did by breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He wanted to continue that legacy and do his part. He did and then some. Aaron had to put up with prejudice and racism when he first came up through the minor leagues. And by the time he was on the cusp of breaking Babe Ruth's home run record he was getting nasty letters and death threats. But it didn't stop him from holding his head high and showing that dignity shines through humility and non-violence.

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Jan 15, 2021

Emma's Get Well Note to D.C. Police Officer After Capitol Riot

One of the more painful images from last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol was that of a Washington D.C. police officer being crushed against the doors of the Capitol by the mob. He was clearly crying out in pain as he was pinned.

Many who saw him in news footage felt some anguish of their own. That includes a ten year-old girl in Billings, Montana. Emma Jablonski was watching the coverage with her family and she wanted to do something for the officer. She brainstormed with her mother and came up with an idea to write a get well note.

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Jan 12, 2021

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

I don't know about you, but I can sure use some positive news! Amidst all the protesting, politics and chaotic events there comes a story of hope that will warm your heart.

And it starts with a cold nose.

I came across a story recently about Christine Hassing, an inspirational speaker, mentor and author of a book titled Hope Has A Cold Nose.

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Dec 31, 2020

Every New Beginning

Here we are, the last day of the year. Here I am. The end is not really the end. The cycle just continues. Around the circle we go. "Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end."

As each new year arrives I like to take stock and consider the past, present and future. But my approach is to take life a day at a time so I don’t get too wrapped up in what might or might not happen.

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Dec 26, 2020

Greatest Gifts

Christmas was yesterday. I hope it was good for you. It was definitely different for me and my family. We didn't have the usual large gathering, meal and gift giving. But we did find a way to socially distance ourselves while seeing each other for an hour, outside in the cool but brilliant New Mexico sunshine. The Spirit of the day was with us and we did have a few gifts to share. But it got me thinking about what our "greatest gifts" are.

The greatest gifts are the ones we sometimes overlook or take for granted.

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Dec 19, 2020

Covid Christmas

We are into the final days, less than a week now, until the Christmas holiday. To be sure, it's a different kind of Christmas. A Covid Christmas.

Still, the Christmas Spirit is present. Maybe in a more real way because the pandemic has caused most of us to take stock of our lives, to maybe even reset our priorities.

Do I wish we could all get together, family and friends, to exchange gifts and hugs? Of course. But I know we must still be wise and practice the proper precautions so that we don't spread the coronavirus along with some well-intentioned cheer.

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Dec 14, 2020

Chuck Yeager, the Original Space Cowboy

Chuck Yeager, famous test pilot, was an extraordinary individual. He was the first pilot to break the sound barrier. And many accounts of his high-flying exploits indicate he was quite a hot shot. I admire that as my dad was like that - a career Air Force pilot who saw combat, was awarded for his bravery, and yet truly did his flying for the love of it. Somehow I think my dad and Mr. Yeager would hit it off.

If you followed the story of NASA's origins and also about the early days of experimental jets and test flights then you know something of the story of Chuck Yeager. I like to think of him as the original Space Cowboy.

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Dec 08, 2020

Days of Infamy

The bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II. How could it not? It was a surprise attack on the US Fleet at the naval base in Hawaii and it became a proclaimed "Day of Infamy" by then President Franklin Roosevelt.

That anniversary was a day and 79 years ago. Today is another "day of infamy" for music lovers, and really, anyone who appreciates people who stand for peace and love. John Lennon was gunned down outside his apartment in New York City forty years ago. Hard to believe.

Just about all of us have lived through some "days of infamy". Some public and impacting many at once. Others have been private, but we still feel the blow

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Dec 06, 2020 Recommends - The Highlight Site

On this page we regularly put into the Spotlight a highlight site that provides quality family history and life story methods, products and services.

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Dec 06, 2020

Create My Legacy Up Close Profile by Your-Life-Your-Story

Robb Lucy is the creator of His book, How Will You Be Remembered is designed to help you to discover what legacy means for you and provides a wealth of information on how to make lasting legacies in line with your passions, values and purpose.

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