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Trails

I’m leaving trails of my own.  They aren’t spilled paint or leaked fuel, but they are just as visible.  Are they just as indelible or toxic?  I don’t know.  I’d like to think they are good trails – the well marked paths along the “better way”. Continue reading

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A Very Different Liberty

While attending National Search and Rescue School on Governor’s Island, New York in 1982, I spent many late afternoons watching the sun set behind the Statue of Liberty.  The lure of Lady Liberty was unavoidable.  During my stay at Governor’s … Continue reading

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Perspective

How we see things is determined by our perspective.  For instance, you can’t tell how long a pencil is if you’re staring at it from the eraser end.  You also cannot tell how large a room is if you’re sitting … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

The calendar tells me there are still 4 more weeks of summer.  Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” is still playing in my head.  The mercury in the little glass tube still says “summer”.  County fairs are still in full swing all … Continue reading

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Once and Always

It’s said “There’s no such thing as an ex-marine”.  The same can be said of all branches of the Armed Forces.  Of my 50 plus years, I only spent 12 years with the Coast Guard, and yet, my identity, outlook, … Continue reading

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