Jan 2014

Invisible

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Millionaire and “Mr. Wonderful” on the TV show Shark Tank, Kevin O’Leary, was asked what he thought about the 85 richest people on Earth that are worth as much as half the world’s population.  O’Leary’s response – “It’s fantastic. This is a great thing because it inspires everybody, gets them motivation to look up to […]

Jan 2014

Calling Around the Community

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 I think we have an innate need to peer into other people’s lives.  Some of it is healthy.  We see activities and interests of our neighbors and friends and we compare.  But some of it is unhealthy. Why do paparazzi exist?  Why do we see photos of intimate or compromising situations of famous and not […]

Jan 2014

Why Not Me?

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I’ve come to a realization.  I’m going to die.  Don’t take this the wrong way – I’m not hoping to die or making plans but I, like all of you, are going to die.  Because I’m incredibly strange, I find this simple realization to be energizing.  It means I need to lead a better life […]

Jan 2014

Questions About Our Faith

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I was too young to remember all the details, but dad invited an atheist to speak at the church. Pretty gutsy move as this was in a small town in the Dakotas in the late 1960’s.  It attracted newspaper coverage and pretty sure it attracted some harsh criticism.  Again, I don’t know remember many specifics but […]

Jan 2014

Grandma B

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Grandma Blumer and I always had a special relationship.  I think it was a matter of fit.  She was a Norwegian that spent her lifetime trying to fit into a German community.  I am a middle child and like many middle kids we’re pretty convinced we don’t fit into our family and even though we […]