• The Chase

    The Chase

    As I panted away and chased our 19 and 21 year old kids, Olivia and Chris, for seven hours up and down the 10 mile circuit of Mt. Adams and Mt. Madison in New Hampshire’s White Mountains a couple of weeks ago, I started to think of the many other things I’ve chased over the

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  • Laughter It’s a Funny Thing

    Laughter It’s a Funny Thing

    Two guys walk into a bar… whoa, whoa, this is no joke. Two guys walk into a bar.  They’re both leaders at the same company.  One has a big infectious smile and is laughing as he opens the door.  The guy at his left hasn’t actually cracked a smile since Laugh-In.  Quick test of your

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  • Uncommon Appreciation

    Uncommon Appreciation

    None of us typically remember the details of seemingly big events such as who won the Nobel Peace Prize, who won an Academy  Award for a given year, or who won a particular sports championship but most of us can remember vividly who makes us feel appreciated, who has been there for us not only

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  • Building bridges

    Building bridges

    I woke up early Wednesday morning, July 4th, and remembered I had left my mountain bike at Oceanwood Campground the week before.  I hopped in the car and drove over to the camp to retrieve the bike as Neal Diamond’s song “America,” played on the radio. Free Only want to be free We huddle close...

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