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Full Access: She Really gives it Her All   Sprout Film Festival

I want to tell you about a film festival that will change your life. I’m not being over-dramatic, not in the least. For nine years Full Access, an agency that helps people with disabilities in our community realize their dreams, has brought the Sprout Film Festival to the region. The woman responsible for that vision…

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Something Passed Over Me This Week.

I was raised in a “Christian Home” and grew up with a false understanding that the Passover was for other people. REALLY? If that’s true why does God say over and over in the Bible to honor his celebrations? He says nothing about Christmas or Easter, and yet Christian culture openly protects these alleged “Christian…

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NEWSFLASH: We All Need To Get a Buzz!

What happened to our sense of community? We talk about community all the time in fact it’s a buzz word “community”. But I really wonder, after spending time with a bunch of Honeybees on Friday, whether we have a clue about what it means to be a community. In human community we lean towards the…

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Sprout Film Festival

https://vimeo.com/122650454 If you are one of those people who believe a film opens doors and minds I’ve got something to tell you about that I’m really excited to see.   You know how much I love working in the community with people who experience different abilities (disabilities). Now, thanks to Full Access, you can experience…

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Cape Disappointment: Cancer Ripped Me Off

I thought it was over. I thought my battle with cancer, won. But scars have a way of hiding themselves in crevasses, pretending not to hurt allowing us to tuck inside pain, loss and dreams of a better tomorrow. Lying next to my wife in tiny room surrounded by the ocean her words begin to…

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The Girl in the Back of The Room.

There are days like today, when we look at what could have been and wonder why it didn’t happen. The state is in change and a little piece of me would like to be at the helm of that change. Then, you see a name on Facebook that reminds you of why you do what…

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My Five Year Cancer Anniversary: You Never Forget

Written February 2010 Rick Dancer: Prostate Cancer Survivor When we step out of the box and ask God to snuggle, life can get real tough. Here is my latest challenge.   We knew the phone call was coming. Each minute that passed, bits and pieces of my dwindling hope fell away. When the phone finally…

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I Witnessed Real Magic Today: Look Me In The Eye

  I’m not much of a believer in magic at least I wasn’t until today. South Eugene High School invited the Look Me In The Eye program to be part of a “Day of Respect” celebration on campus. We brought a couple of friends along who experience different disabilities. But the real magic happened when…

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