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Grace Wins

I am tired.  I admit it. We have had volunteers at Beit Shalom since January through April 1st.  Some times every bed was full.  That is a lot of volunteers! That is also a lot of planning, driving, talking, cleaning, … Continue reading

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“Strength” by Hal Lyon

After 30 years in the Army and over 23 in civilian law-enforcement, needless to say, physical fitness and mental toughness has been a large part of my life.  Sometimes consuming me with all the calorie counting, protein in-take, miles Run … Continue reading

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Warfare in the Electronic World

Okay, so my iPhone died.  It was actually kind of dramatic.  Screen went black, then the little Apple symbol showed up.  Off, on, off, on… for about a minute then suddenly, a bright red screen followed by nothing.  I have … Continue reading

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After Volunteer Groups Leave

Today I am working in the office catching up on lots of typical things involved in overseeing an organization.  Over the last eight weeks we have had several groups of volunteers with singles in between or overlapping.  In other words, … Continue reading

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“Brothers, what we do in life… echoes in eternity.”

“Brothers, what we do in life… echoes in eternity.”   -Maximus, Gladiator In the movie Gladiator Russell Crowe, as the Roman general Maximus, addresses his troops before battle.  He tells them to imagine where they will be after the battle; and … Continue reading

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In the Gas Chambers

Imagine for a moment the circumstances of those who were placed in the gas chambers of concentration camps in World War II.   Naked, pressed in so tight that even in after death they were standing upright.  Clawing at the … Continue reading

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Vacation Expectations and Reality

In mid February I took a short vacation.  Something I had not done before.  Not a family time but instead just me at a bed & breakfast, by myself.  Me and my computer.  Let’s say my time away was interesting … Continue reading

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How Swiftly Can Someone Take Over a Democratic Nation?

January 30, 1933 Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.  This position has little power and he can be dismissed at any time by President Hindenburg.  He can only make laws with permission of the Reichstag. February 27, 1933 the Reichstag (government … Continue reading

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Five Days Before My Return

I arrived in the States on October 24th.  October 25th I woke up with a 24-hr flu.  Two days later I was on the road driving to TX.  I did not want to miss voting! Over the next four weeks … Continue reading

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Holocaust Survivors in Israel Fires

I am sure most of you reading this blog are aware of the last four days of raging fires in Israel.  It is estimated 90% of them havve been arson.  With the dry conditions due to lack of sufficient rain, … Continue reading

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