April 21 , 2022 /

ROADS LESS TRAVELED

We spend a fair amount of time each year traveling on the highways in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  Much of that time is in our RV, SUGAR 8, named for us (SUsie & GARy) and our 8th RV in 25 years.  That’s another story for another time.  This piece is about our choices

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February 26 , 2022 /

WHAT DO YOU DO?

For many years, when I traveled frequently for work, I had the familiar experience of meeting a stranger, often on an airplane or in an airport, hotel or other some other travel related location.  One of the first questions that seemed to be put forward often was, “What do you do?” My response, somewhat automatic,

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February 17 , 2022 /

ON THE ROAD – Costa Rica Part Two

Leaving the beach in Tamarindo, we drove via Liberia, past the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), smaller than San Jose, Juan Santa Maria (SJO) and more accessible to the northern sections of Costa Rica. We connected onto Rt. 1, traveled south to Canas, then north around Lake Arenal to Fortuna and Arenal Springs.  If

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February 9 , 2022 /

ON THE ROAD – Costa Rica Part One

2/4/22 Drove to Tucson airport, less than an hour from home, boarded our flight on time, had business class seats up front and upon landing in Chicago discovered our flight to San Jose was going to be delayed by two hours.  Instead of leaving at 5:15, it would be 7:25 and then…..it was canceled.  Off

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December 29 , 2021 /

MANY SIDES OF ONE

I am a son, a grandson, a brother, a husband, a father, a cousin, an uncle, a brother-in-law, son-in-law and a grandfather. I have been or I am a student, a pastor, a psychologist, a psychotherapist, a professor, an instructor, a teacher, a department head, a coach, a principal, a head of school, a trustee,

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November 21 , 2021 /

FULL OF GRACE

Almost exactly a year ago this day, I posted this for Thanksgiving and re-reading it, thought it worth repeating. We have all had quite a year for many different reasons, Covid being among the top several.  I will forego listing the others. Each of you has your own list. This Thanksgiving week is a very

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