Category Archives: grief recovery

Hurdle Fifteen: First one Down and a Lifetime to Go

Hear the Bells Chime, They Tell the Time, Count Now with me, The Time Must Be, One, Two, Three. . . That was the first song Old Man Soward taught me on the Piano probably  40 years ago.  Every time … Continue reading

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Hurdle Fourteen: A Silent Birthday Wish List

I have always prided myself on not using other people’s words to express my thoughts.  While I enjoy reading, and I am often inspired by quotations, I try not to rely upon them.  I often think, while scrolling down my … Continue reading

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Hurdle 13: Going Home, Again

  There’s a story in the Bible, found at Mark 6, 1-6 and it goes kinda like this:  Jesus had started his ministry.  He had already performed various miracles and healed various sicknesses when he decided to take a trip … Continue reading

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Not a Hurdle, Just a Draft of My Speech

What follows here is not a hurdle post.  It is just a draft of the speech I give at meetings like the Rotary Club the other day.  I vary from the text, so I am not just reading and I … Continue reading

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Hurdle 12: The Lessons of A Dream

There’s an old story about a preacher that I remember from somewhere: It seems that there was a country preacher who, on every Sunday followed a very precise routine.  He woke up, like clockwork, at the exact same time,  ate the exact … Continue reading

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Hurdle Eleven – You can find your way through a haboob, if you have a guide

Last night, the City of Phoenix was attacked by a seemingly alive natural phenomenon called a “haboob” which is an arabic word meaning winds or windy or something like that.  Anyway, as I understand it, a haboob is a towering wall of dust formed when … Continue reading

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Hurdle Ten: Reaching out, even for a man, maybe OK

Men are raised in certain ways to be certain things.  Men play sports and lift weights.  Men provide and point in right directions.  Men are strong and buck up when others falter.  Men are stern.  Men fix things.  They work on … Continue reading

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