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In Defense Of Hillary

Photo: Displaced Persons Camp in shadow of volcano Goma, Congo In Defense of Hillary My blog is not a political site. There are plenty of good blogs of that type available. My writing is more about being a good news reporter with stories of the ...

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"A Good Place" – Chapter 1 Excerpt

  A Good Place     I’m finishing up the final draft on A Good Place. Below is a passage from Chapter 1. It describes the Moore family hunkering under their kitchen table during a surprise La. hurricane in August 1862.   Mayo Moore, then ...

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Integrity

I’m studying the word Integrity this week. It’s one of the “6 Strong Words” I want in my life. I’d be interested in hearing from readers as to how you define Integrity as well as people of integrity in your life. With your permission, I’ll ...

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What Is True Success?

What is true success? If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it’s not success at all. -Anna Quindlen       Last week I inquired of my Facebook ...

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Liberian Grass Cutting

Liberian Grass Cutting- A lesson in Perseverance. This video shows the Liberian method of grass cutting. It was really neat to see the skill and hard work of these men who used this cutting tool to mow literally dozens of acres at Ricks Institute. Click ...

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Having a Learner’s Lean

  Having a “Learner’s Lean”   Paul had it.* (* keep reading and I’ll share more.) I want it. Throughout history, all great leaders who finished strong possessed it. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll call it the “Learner’s Lean.” Next time you’re in a meeting—whether it ...

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Monkey Bridges And Cell Phones

Monkey Bridges and Cell Phones This bamboo bridge is over a creek near Liberia’s Ricks Institute School. It is nicknamed the “Monkey Bridge.” You can see the laden residents crossing it. They were much faster than we shaky legged Americans.We were taken to the nearby ...

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A Visit To The Orphanage

A visit to the Comfort K. Doe Orphanage Brewerville, Liberia My sister Colleen with one of the youngest children at the Doe Orphanage. One of the memorable highlights of our trip was visiting with the children at the Doe Orphanage. Three of the teenage boys ...

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