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When The Going Gets Tough…

Few things test the will of individuals like stress and hardship. The old saying ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ is often more true than most realize. I’m counting the many blessings I have this day because I have my health and the love of family and friends surrounding me. When things get tough […]

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In today’s ‘fast food’ world it’s hard not to get things our way. Often times we dispose of something perfectly suitable to upgrade to something better, not out of necessity, but preference. How spoiled are we? It’s times like these that I am thankful that we live with the blessings we do. I try very […]

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So ends another fall semester – my tenth, actually. There were ups and downs, like most semesters, and challenges I’ve never before experienced. It certainly had its moments, yet through all of it I have to say that I am very grateful for the people I get to work with. Having colleagues that share the […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

I couldn’t think of a more fitting image for today’s Inkling than the oft reproduced photograph-turned-oil painting Grace by Rhoda Nyberg. One of my childhood friends had this very painting hanging in his dining room. Every time I went to his house I saw it and never gave it much thought. There are so many […]