Dad – July 7.1928 – August 31.1994

  17 years ago today my Dad passed away after courageously battling cancer.  He had beaten it in to remission twice before it took his life. The day he died was the worst day of my life. It is very personal and I have been forthcoming about my loss even back to when he was first diagnosed…

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Never Give Up – August 31.2011

Never Give Up! In October of 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill returned to Harrows, his alma mater, to give a speech. The often quoted story and speech claimed that Churchill stood to his feet and gave this dissertation: “Never give up. Never give up. Never, never, never give up! ” And then he sat…

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The Buzzard – August 30.2011

THE BUZZARD: If you put a buzzard in a pen that is  6 feet by 8 feet and  is entirely open at the top, the bird, in  spite of its  ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The  reason is  that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground  with a  run of…

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All Filled Up – August 29.2011

I recall reading that a man from Virginia Beach (Virginia, USA) filed a law suit against his hospital. He opted to have surgery in order to lose weight. So he had his stomach stapled — a procedure that reduced the size of his stomach so he couldn’t eat as much. A couple of days after…

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Giving Validation – August 25.2011

In a northwestern US city, a woman from out of town parked her car in an attended lot and walked across the street to shop. Hoping to get a discount on the cost of parking, and not familiar with local idioms, she asked, “Do you give validation?” “Certainly,” replied the store’s manager. “You are an…

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I Felt The Earth Move… – August 24.2011

Everyone is talking about yesterday’s earthquake. Did you feel it? Where were you when you felt it? Did you know what it was? As for me, I was sick yesterday and was hanging out on my couch when the “event” happened. I’ve felt one other earthquake in my life ( I will talk about that…

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The Marble Tiles – August 24.2011

There was this museum laid with beautiful marble tiles, with a huge marble statue displayed in the middle of the lobby. Many people came from all over the world just to admire this beautiful marble statue. One night, the marble tiles started talking to the marble statue. Marble tile: “Marble statue, it’s just not fair,…

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Great Teachers – August 22.2011

Did you know that ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica? This ice also represents most of the fresh water in the world. Yet Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert. If you’re into biology, you may know this about the Mayfly — after…

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Life Advice – August 17.2011

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we…

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Somethin’ Goin On – August 16.2011

Alan Jackson is offering a FREE concert to the city that demands it! He is launching his new record label and new album and giving away a free concert to show he is serious! Currently, Covington,VA is in the running big time to get this concert, so Star Country wants to help make it happen!!…

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