Monthly Archives: July 2016

Follow the process

“To me, success looks like faithfulness.”  Kelly Clark, Olympic snowboard medalist Last summer, about this time, several of us were training for a fall marathon, and this training called for us to run long distances in the soup-like North Carolina … Continue reading

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First among equals: your physical self

I’ve written before about the need for balance in life, the ideal of the Renaissance man or woman. As a teen, one of my idols was Kris Kristofferson, because he had been a college football player, award-winning songwriter, Army helicopter pilot, Rhodes scholar, … Continue reading

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Terminally earnest

Shortly after September 11, 2001, I remember a pundit on the radio saying that as a result of the terrorist attacks, we had reached the end of the age of cynicism. Indeed, it seemed for a while a sobriety had … Continue reading

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The next level

One time I read a book, a best-seller in the self-help genre, in which despite many good ideas being dispensed, the author seemed to have an awfully short fuse with his children. It turned me off to the point where … Continue reading

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When Frank Fischer found his audience

This is a story about how what might have been is sometimes less sweet than what was. It’s also about how lives can intersect in a beautiful way. My daughter’s father-in-law, Frank Fischer, was a young man of about 30 … Continue reading

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