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“When a man plans, a woman laughs”

One October afternoon during my junior year at SMU, my mom called to ask how I’d feel about studying in France the following semester. Honestly, I’d never considered it. Other than going to camp in Alberta when I was eleven … Continue reading

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How long have you been standing there next to me?

Like most people I’m often guilty of neglecting to notice something I see so often that I end up pretty much not seeing it at all.  It may not be that I literally don’t see it, but I don’t notice it or appreciate what it has to … Continue reading

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“Somebody please get me down from here”

Back in my school days, I had to build a bridge once for science class using only balsa wood and glue.  I spent a fair bit of time on it and was proud of what I’d built.  That was until I showed up to class … Continue reading

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“Please tell me the Record button wasn’t on this whole time”

Ok, ok.  I get it.  This video was shot a little bit like that grainy footage of Bigfoot trudging through the forest, but at least it’ll give you a sense of how great a time we had doing the ropes course and ziplining at … Continue reading

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“Kiss me, Honey, I’m a millionaire!!”

  I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a sucker.  You see whenever those big multi-state lotteries build up with some type of $100+ million payout I buy a ticket or two even though statistically I’d have a better chance … Continue reading

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Putting things into perspective

Above is a story from February about a young hockey player, Connor McMahon, and a unique bond shared between him and young hockey fan, Reece McPhail. Update 4/23/13, New Video about Connor:  http://www.11alive.com/news/article/285243/40/Survivor-who-helped-kids-with-cancer-faces-new-fight March 25, 2013,  This morning, I received a … Continue reading

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“Do you believe in miracles?”

“Do you believe in Miracles? Yes!”  I don’t need to tell most of you that those were the words of Al Michaels during the 1980 Olympics when coach Herb Brooks and the upstart USA hockey team filled with a bunch of college kids beat … Continue reading

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