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Back to School

Back to School

  End of summer. Time to turn the page! My wife and I are well past the time when we pack a daughter off to school for the first time. Heavy sigh! But we did hear about two of our grandchildren starting preschool this autumn. And to our two daughters that are involved, this is […]

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Apple Picking

Apple Picking Boy

  There is nothing better than apple picking on a warm autumn day – at least in the northeastern U.S. Apple picking has been a family tradition in my family for several decades.  Although we had ( and have) four daughters, not a cute little boy as in the image, we thoroughly enjoyed this annual […]

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Abraham Lincoln Didn’t Quit

Abraham Lincoln

  Probably the greatest example of persistence is Abraham Lincoln. If you want to learn about somebody who didn’t quit, look no further. Born into poverty, Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown. He could have quit many times – but […]

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Child’s Definition of Love

Grampa and Grandson

Courtesy of rogerknapp.com A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.  See what you think: “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.  So […]

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New Fascinating Owl Photos Gallery

Owls Everywhere

  I have split off the owls from the rest of the Exquisite Bird Photos Gallery and named a sub gallery “Fascinating Owl Photos”. It is accessed by clicking on the Fascinating Owl Photos sub-gallery listing to the right of the Exquisite Bird Photos menu listing. If you click the Fascinating Owls listing in the […]

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The Amazing Story of Richie Parker the Armless Engineer

Richie Parker Screen Shot

  MJ Celebrity Magazine is an online magazine featuring inspirational stories of individuals and families who face severe or extreme circumstances in their lives.  The magazine recently featured a YouTube video about 30-year old Richie Parker of Beaufort, SC, who was born without arms. Richie’s story is truly inspirational and showcases how this individual made […]

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