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Poetic Relief

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” ~ Rita Dove If you don’t write poetry, you are missing a great opportunity.  The other day I greeted my wife at the back door and then put away several … Continue reading

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Where’s Home?

Show me a man who cares no more for one place than another and I will show you in that same person one who loves nothing but himself. ~ Robert Southey As I stepped of the plane after a recent … Continue reading

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Inspiration

“Inspiration comes from theHeart of Heaven to give the lift of wings, and the breath of divine music to those of us who are earthbound.” ~ Margaret Sangster When I speak to respiratory therapists the words inspiration and inspire relate … Continue reading

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Teachers

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. ~ Taoist Saying The Sufi poet Rumi said, “Criticism polishes my mirror.” He taught me that everyone is my teacher.  If you are trying to be a better human being, then look … Continue reading

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Be a Coach

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,but small ones surround us daily. ~ Sally Koch We all need coaches, someone to point out our errors in technique, improve our skills, and not take credit when we do something well.  A … Continue reading

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Quantity and Quality

“It’s choice—not chance—that determines your destiny.” ~ Jean Nidetch Quantum physics awakened me to the nature of life and the true relationship between quantity and quality.  One normally thinks of a quality product, like a fine automobile, as being desired … Continue reading

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Feelings

If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. `~ Gospel of Saint Thomas Our … Continue reading

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Cooperation

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! ~ Psalm 133:1 On my first visit to Heaven as an outside consultant to the Board of Directors, I was surprised to see so many … Continue reading

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Award Ceremony

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. ~ Cicero There are so many ceremonies at which people are presented honors for things I question.  So many awards seem to have no meaning or are very shallow.  What we … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – December 31, 2018

A Letter to Bernie: Bernie – hope this email finds you well and enjoying the holidays. I’m currently in Florida; living full-time in my RV with my 16 year old Basenji mix dog Cookie. Not one to follow rules or … Continue reading

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