Recent Posts by Rick Dancer

Leaving: The Road to Freedom

I didn?t just walk away from my career in Television News. It was a process that took time, much consideration and lots of prayer and consultation with others. But one of the things that lead me to the decision was a book called ?Through Painted Deserts? by Donald Miller (of Portland). Here?s a paragraph from…
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A Movie You Can’t Miss.

Last night Kathy and I went to the Two Buck Movie Theater. We saw that "The Great Debaters" was playing. The movie came out a while ago but dropped out of the local  (Eugene/Springfield) theaters quickly. The movie got great reviews. I've talked with friends in the African American Community who think the movie died…
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The Secret to Staying Afloat

Barbara wrote me an interesting comment that got me thinking. A lot of times in our lives we get in places where we feel as though we are literally drowning. It's that place in life where we feel like there is so much over, around and under us that we may not make it through.…
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Peace: More than a feeling

For those of us who lived through the 70's, when you hear that title it may sound familiar. "More than a Feeling" was a song sung by the group "Boston". If you don't know that you are simply too young. I know that's a little ageist of me. Moving right along.I think a lot of us…
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Special Education….If you listen you can learn a lot.

400 students from all over Lane and Linn Counties were at Lane Community College yesterday to look at their options for the future. I was invited to give the keynote address to get the day going. What a great group of kids. They are so honest and so ready to listen. It's difficult to have…
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Stepping Out

I'm invited to speak at an event for people in our community with special abilities. I can't wait. I was jotting down some stuff today and realized, this is so real. People who don't fit in, are my kind of people. I gravitate towards them. I'm attracted to those in our culture who, on the…
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What we leave behind.

Last night I emceed a "Roast of Dave Frohnmayer". He's the President of the University of Oregon. We could do a whole blog on Dave. The funds raised will go to Direction Service, an organization that helps families who have kids with special needs, get the help they need. It's a great group of people.…
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Last Night on the Air

Plenty has been written about my last night on the air....and that's okay. But this picture, was taken from my last weekday newscast, on the Friday before the Sunday everyone talks about. My wife and two boys came down to watch me do my last regular weekday show. Cenzie, Jess' girlfriend was also there. It…
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Read Across America

You guys know I'm a sucker for kids. Monday I was in heaven. I got to read at two schools. O'hara Catholic School in Eugene (6th graders) and some students at River Bend Elementary in Springfield. I read the book "You are Special" by Max Lacado. It's such a great book. It's about these little…
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