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Live As If Your Life Depends Upon It RealNewsWithRickDancer

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Take A Risk: Guest Writer Kalani William Laney

The story you are about to read is written by a young man I recently met on Instagram. He took a huge risk, moved to Eugene, to meet his birth father. Kalani is 19 years old and very aware of life, his struggles and like all of us looking for ways to move up and…

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The Angel in the Room.

I’m standing in front of a room filled with parents, teachers and students at the Eugene Country Club. This isn’t a normal crowd for the club. These are kids who have had tough lives and managed to somehow turn their lives around. Colleen Bellotti started the Turn Around Awards 21 years ago and I’ve been…

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The Lady in the Pool.

Kathy and I decided to stop by our gym after a 65-mile bike ride yesterday. We weren’t looking for more of a workout we just wanted to sit in the hot tub at the gym. While soaking in the pool this older woman (89) steps into the water and we start to talk. Her husband…

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Bike Ride From Hell And The Man Who Saved Our Day

It’s a lesson I need to remember as I travel this journey called life. My actions can have a direct impact on those around me, good or bad. How we treat people can make or break their day. Saturday morning Kathy and I drove up to Corvallis early so we could get in a good…

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Easter Traditions Shatter Like Egg Shells

This weekend millions of people will head to Christian Churches to celebrate Easter. A few years ago, questions over this pagan holiday turned Christian (by church leaders 1700 years ago or so) started bothering me. I’m all for celebrations and I’m not anti pagan holidays but what started to crack for me was the mixing…

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Warning: Faith Based Post Below

I hear talk in the church of why so many are leaving and yet they still believe in God. In the time of Jesus and right after, followers flocked to the faith, because it was truth and it set them free. Today, Christianity is based a lot on religion and less on the actual words…

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Why Am I So Attached To A Piece Of Machinery?

My speedometer in my car is a major focus these days. As the numbers roll by, I watch for the big 200-oh. Friday night as I drive home from work the numbers are moving when I realize my TSX is going to turn over the 200,000 mile mark as I pull into my driveway. And…

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