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The Beach…I love it.

I’m sitting here looking out at the Oregon Coast thinking about my life. I have this love affair with the Oregon Coast. It’s been going on for as long as I can remember. I have fond and not so fond memories of the beach and I think that’s why I love it so much. Love…
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Rare Moments…Don’t Let Them Pass

I’m sitting in my kitchen, looking out the window at the sun just about to peak up over the hills. It’s that time of morning when everything is so beautiful. There’s enough light to see but not enough to bring out lots of detail. I like this time of morning. In late June it happens…
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You just never know.

Life is filled with odd moments. On a trip to Klamath Falls last week I was talking with a man and discovered he was an intern at KVAL when I was the weekend anchor there. The other day when I ran into that guy who wanted to hug me as part of a scavenger hunt,…
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I’m on a Hugging List?

The strangest thing happened to me today. I was in Full City, that's not the strange part. This guy walks up to me and says, "Can I hug you"? I said "Why" he said because a bunch of my friends are doing a Scavenger Hunt and hugging you is on the list of things to…
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What will they Remember?

What will they remember? I went to a memorial service for Bob Schultz yesterday and can’t stop thinking about many of the things I heard said by hundreds of people who showed up to honor this man. I’m not going to list what was said or highlight moments. You really had to be there to…
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The Not so Usual Fathers’ Day

We’ve never been very conventional when it comes to celebrating Mother or Fathers’ Day. We’ve found ourselves at a Sunday Brunch once or twice but it never quite fit our family. Not that there is anything wrong with a Sunday Brunch to celebrate the parents. In the past many of or Mothers’ Day celebrations took…
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Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day To Jake and Jess, Sunday morning. Fathers’ Day and I have no father here on earth left to honor. Like you I have a dad. The man who helped father me, who wiped the spit-up off my shirts when I was a boy, the man who helped change my diapers, gave me advice…
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Bob is on a new assignment

This is an email Betsy, Bob's daughter sent to me this evening. To everyone who has stood with us, Honestly, I can't stop smiling - my daddy is in the presence of His Master and Lord. His passage was easy and peaceful; he fought well and finished strong. I am so privileged to be his…
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The Feeling of Moving On.

It’s the eighth grade again. You’re 13 years old and everything is about to change. You were top dog at school for a whole year and now you are moving on to high school. You’re a senior in high school; some of the same feelings are there, but instead of moving on to the next…
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Gradually Letting Go

Our youngest son Jess graduated over the weekend. We had all his friends over to wish him well. Jess hangs out with the greatest kids. They love to get wild but their risky behavior centers around riding quads, driving loud cars and hanging out. My wife and I sat and watched Jess and his friends…
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