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Two Enduring Lessons.

Pa and Doten

One taught me how to live . . . The other taught me how to die.   They’ve both been gone for nearly half a century. I was seven and ten, respectively when my paternal great grandparents died. We called them Pa and Doten, and ...

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Dr. King at the Nile

It’s Dr. Martin Luther King Day here in America. My first MLK Day in America since 2011. Once again, my thoughts have returned to Africa today. To Jinja, Uganda. Where the world’s greatest river, the Nile, surges out of one of the world’s greatest lakes, ...

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Story #2 April 6 Whippoorwill Day 2011

A note from Uganda:  I’m spending Whippoorwill Day 2015 in Uganda. Lord willing, I’ll be on Crooked Bayou Louisiana for 2016’s Whippoorwill Day. No whippoorwills here but several cousins, including the song of a dusky nightjar each morning and evening. Since today is Whippoorwill Day ...

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“Shirt On My Back” Ch. 14 Trampled Grass

              A word from Curt Homeless. It’s a word we’ve come to fully realize in Africa.  There’s much more to homelessness than just being displaced. For refugees, it signifies the complete loss of all things material. Often, everything but ...

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Throwing your hat over the wall. . .going in circles.

Ramblings and Musings from Uganda   Going in circles . . .   There are lots of challenges to driving in Uganda.  Driving on the left side of the road.  Steering wheel on left side of car.  Weaving in and out of thousands of motorcycles. ...

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A Day in the Life

How do I even begin to describe Africa? I’ve updated my reading list.  I post it to spur myself on as a L.L.L. (Life Long Learner).  Enjoy!  What’s on your reading list? We’d be honored to have you subscribe to this blog.  I normally update ...

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From Crooked Bayou Swamp

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” -Abraham Joshua Heschel It’s Friday, November 4.  I hope you have a great day. My prayer for today:  “Lord, help me say no to the things ...

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From the Edge of the Swamp

Game 7 I’ve always loved the seventh game of the playoffs.  Whether it’s the NHL or NBA I like to watch a winner-take-all game when it’s all on the line. The Cardinals and Rangers are playing in the final game of this World Series. Last ...

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L.L.L.

L.L.L.* My goal is to get a tattoo that says “Life Long Learner.” I want it inked on my heart and brain.  My goal is to learn until the day I die. I’m learning that the best way to learn is by reading.  Here are ...

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Tuesday Oct. 4

Bells, Whistles, Horns, and Tears … Remembering August 14, 1945 Today is Charlie Willoughy’s 87th birthday.  He’s a tough ex-marine with a tender heart. He’s working this week at Dry Creek  Camp beside other volunteers from Louisiana Campers on Missions.  After singing happy birthday to ...

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Mon. Oct. 3 E . . . E . . . E . . .

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”  -Henry Van Dyke “TRIPLE E”:   The reason I blog. I ...

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After the Conference . . .

After the Conference Ends: “What to do when the circus leaves town.” “Turn out the lights, the party’s over. They say all things must come to an end.” -Willie Nelson I’ve read many excellent articles about preparing for, and attending, writing conferences. However, I’m not ...

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Sun. Sept. 18

Water Running I lean on my congas during Sunday morning choir practice. Behind me I hear a sound sweeter than the music Water is running. The baptistry is filling. Someone—actually three “someones”—are being baptized today. Three young people who’ve made a decision. A decision to ...

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Wed. Aug. 31

“A Father’s Love” This is a favorite story of readers as well as one I use often in speaking. It’s the best kind of story: funny then touching.  I’ve seen listeners go from laughing to crying in a minute. Enjoy! Curt Hear the audio read ...

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