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The rope climb

I remember being in gym class in school…the early years. The challenge was the rope climb. Climb that rope, touch the ceiling, get back down. Try not to get rope burns. No one wore gloves then so you always “burned” your hands on the rope sooner or later. It was such a test of wills. […]

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Fort Campbell, the Big Red 1 and the road trip

As we pulled into Clarksville,Tennessee we started seeing the signs. Not big glaring signs. Subtle ones. An army uniform. A pickup truck with eagles on it. A lot of American flags. The song The Last Train to Clarksville kept running through my mind. Fort Campbell is close by. The home of the 101. The Big […]

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Do You Have a Rhino in Your Life?

It was in the Chitwan National Park in Nepal that the rhino came into my life. Oh I had seen the rhino in zoos and photographs but never like this before. On foot we wandered through the jungle sanctuary and there he was. At one moment he started to charge us but then I guess […]

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Beyond Expectations

Acting without expectation always has been the challenge. It is important to have positive goals but acting with a set expectation of how the effort will turn out is a dangerous play. Once you are acting with expectations it colors the effort. You can only present your best when you are focused on the now […]

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