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Running Towards Life

My life is filled with memories of running. I prided myself in knowing I could “run for days” without stopping and “no one could catch me”. Running was such a powerful form of escape for me as a child and … Continue reading

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I Promise

“Good-bye Son” were the last words I heard as I watched Dad’s casket being lowered into the grave. With my dearest friend Jeffry sitting beside me in the rental car, I said, “Good-bye Dad.” Jeffry and I drove out of the cemetery … Continue reading

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His Last Words

I stared at him while he prepared Easter dinner in Mom’s kitchen in 1989, remembering how much he scared me. Suddenly I found myself standing in front of him saying, “I forgive you.” My brother Jim, the youngest of the … Continue reading

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Rick’s Gift

For months I had been telling my wife, Wendy, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue to be married. It seemed, at the time, the only way I could hold off telling the truth of what was really going … Continue reading

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