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The Third to Final Hurdle: A Letter to the Judge on the Eve of the Sentencing Our Son’s Murderer

Sentencing Memorandum By Daniel J. Marco Father of Victim Zachary J. Marco 21 Years Old Dear Judge O’Connor: First of all, on behalf of my family, Claudia R. Marco, Zachary’s mother and Kathleen (Katie) Marco and Michelle Marco, Zachary’s sisters, … Continue reading

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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 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 Nine – The New Rhythms of Life

  (A lucky, but cool, phone photo) Close your eyes and you can hear it.  It’s in the beat of our hearts, the sound of our breaths, the pitter-patter of shoes on the floor.  Listen carefully, it’s in the purr … Continue reading

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Hurdle Eight – If I could Sing Like Kenny Rogers and See Like a Child

This is a song performed by Kenny Rogers, although I am not sure if he wrote it or not.  It is called The Greatest and I found it on a friend’s Facebook Wall but it is on YouTube.  Any parent that … Continue reading

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Hurdle Seven: Who’s your caddy?

I was putting my office together, just the other day, and ran across this old newspaper photo of Tiger Woods and his caddy walking over a stone bridge at the British Open, I believe.  This has to be from about 2004 or so, … Continue reading

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