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Las Vegas

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A night for lots of country music fans Almost at an end, the headliner on Twenty some odd thousand they say Many were crowded around the stage. One among them was very high above On the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Looking for his form of entertainment. A lunatic loose with a bunch of guns. He had tuned many for automatic fire. His terror started with shots thru the door He opened fire to...

A Lady’s Continuing Courage

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She’s a bundle of enthusiasm, in her late 20’s. And she enjoys life, I mean really enjoys life. Why is that important? Because she has been deaf since birth. At six weeks she was wearing hearing aids. Or should I say her mom was trying to make her wear hearing aids.  She was more inclined to take them out and chew on them.  Not once did she heed the hearing aid battery manufacturer’s warning that...

The Young College Lady and the Old Gentleman

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Update 5/28/17 AM in her Own Words I am going to preface this with a note that this story isn’t a continuation of the last. This one is one that has been on my mind for the past 1.5 months. I grew up in a community that was fortunate to never be in need of really anything. I was always fed and had clean clothes. I was never forced to go to school unless my mom could tell I was blatantly...

Never Tell Anyone It’s Your Birthday

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The phone rang.  Normally I check the phone ID, but something said answer the phone.  I did. A choir started singing Happy Birthday to me. Holy cow it’s the Heavenly Choir singing Happy Birthday to me. Wait.  You know what that means?  It’s time for me to go. Now I realize I’ve been fighting these cancers for 20 years, but this is a most inopportune time for me to depart this earth. There are...

What Doctors Do When a Patient Dies: The Dr. Joelle Hamilton Story

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Update 2/8/17 What’s God Got To Do With It? “Everything – this job would weigh anyone down without an abiding faith that God’s plan will come to pass.” That is Dr. Joelle Hamilton’s response to the title. I’ve met some doctors who thought they were God. Not Dr. Joelle.  She knows a doctor is not God. A doctor cannot perform miracles.  She accepts that. That does not mean she cannot...

The Old Guard at Arlington

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First published January 29, 2016 Thirty inches of snow this weekend. No matter. Winds gusting to fifty miles per hour. No matter. Temps in the mid-twenties. No matter. Those who guard the Tomb of the Unknowns are there, 24//7/365, since 1937. They do have what is called the box where they can stand in the severest of weather. A cloth covered structure with an awning. But the front is open and...