Monthly Archives: November 2018

10,000 hours

Pearl Jam released the song “Life Wasted” in 2006. The lyrics speak to our inherent desire to avoid a wasted life, a life spent in useless pursuits and activities. I have faced it, a life wasted. I’m never going back … Continue reading

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Golden blood

The rarest blood type is Rhnull blood. It is characterized by a complete lack of antigens in the Rh system, which is the largest blood group system. Among the millions of blood type varieties, only 43 people on Earth have ever been reported to possess … Continue reading

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Control

Control has become a cornerstone of American life and culture. I see it constantly. Public transportation is limited to large cities because we must own a vehicle to control when we depart and arrive. Helicopter parents manage every aspect of … Continue reading

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Connected

Jesus is talking. Listen. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  (John 15:5) Chances are you don’t spent a … Continue reading

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You implied

1982, small town Kansas, seventh grade English class at Oxford Middle School on a warm spring afternoon. Mrs. Metz is teaching sentence diagramming. 12-year-old Tony sits at his desk in his hand-me-down Levis, Steelers t-shirt, and tennis shoes. He is … Continue reading

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