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Still Going Strong!

90-year-old Fran Goldman of Seattle had an appointment to get her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine recently. The fact that there was a huge snowfall might have been problematic for some people. It turns out that it was no … Continue reading

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Numbering Our Days

In the Paula Hawkins novel, The Girl on the Train, one of the characters spots some graffiti painted on a concrete building—LIFE IS NOT A PARAGRAPH.    We ought to take to heart the wisdom in that statement. Too often we … Continue reading

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Under-Appreciated

NBA guard Fred VanVleet recently agreed to a new contract that will keep him a member of the Toronto Raptors. VanVleet has played a huge role in the Raptors’ recent success, which includes a march to the 2019 NBA championship. … Continue reading

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Never Give Up!

On August 24, 1919, Cleveland Indians pitcher Ray Caldwell was pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics. His team was ahead by a score of 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Just one more out to go … Continue reading

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Choosing to Be Happy

In 1997, Missy Jenkins was a 15-year-old student at Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky. On December 1 of that year, Missy was part of a group of students that had gathered in the lobby of the school building to … Continue reading

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Worthy

Cal Ripken Jr. is the Iron Man of baseball. On September 6, 1995, he broke the major league record held by Lou Gehrig of 2,130 consecutive games played. Of course there were times when the streak was in danger. In … Continue reading

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Bury Him Where?

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team plays against Utah in Las Vegas tonight. Looking forward to the game, someone dug up a quote from former Utah coach Rick Majerus, who passed away seven years ago. Majerus, who was 0-6 … Continue reading

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Lesson in Forgiveness

Retired baseball player Bill Buckner died Monday at the age of 69. Buckner was a good fielder and a great hitter, amassing 2,715 hits in a career that spanned over 2 decades. Buckner won a batting title in 1980 and … Continue reading

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Playing Hurt

Houston Rockets guard James Harden was inadvertently poked in both eyes by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals. Although in a great deal of pain, Harden was able to finish … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On

Hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to have her appendix removed. Even though she was experiencing a great deal of pain, Clarkson not only hosted the show, but also performed two musical … Continue reading

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