Category Archives: Family & Friends

Concluding a Career

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I was given a most amazing opportunity last month and the timing of the opportunity could not have been more perfect! I was offered the chance to give the keynote address at the Peoria County Memorial Day Observance on Monday, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012

I’m thankful for this one life the Good Lord gave me, for liberty and the ideal of justice for all, and for freedom to accomplish the pursuit of happiness–I’ve found and caught my share of happiness, but the quest never … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2012

Since I don’t log into YouTube anymore (I refuse to turn on my browser’s cookie functionality for Google or its products), here’s a link to one of my favorite songs for Memorial Day:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ujS1er1r0 Bill Whittle on Trifecta at … Continue reading

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Heroes Run 2008

     Mr Gary Patriquin is sponsoring the 2008 Heroes Run in Lockport, IL in honor of CPT Travis Patriquin and service members killed in Iraq.  It will be 9 Aug 2008 at 0800.  It starts at the Lockport High School, … Continue reading

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Inspirational Antarctica

     Here’s more amazing video from Rob T’s Antarctica trip; set to some music that got my soul singing along, too!

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Carnage!

     This was some footage Rob T. took on his trip to the Antarctic Marathon, and it’s awesome!      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbXtnh2K1Bk        This is not recommended for children too young to watch some of the "meatier programs" on Animal Planet. 

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Weltanschauung Friends in the News (III)

     Weltanschauung friend Rob T. did something pretty amazing after running his first eight marathons:  He ran the Antarctica marathon! (I didn’t even know there was such an event).  He and some friends and family put together a short video … Continue reading

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Lost Links

     My Grandma passed away today.       Grandma was the mother of four children who grew up close and have remained so for my entire life.  She worked as a nurse on the night shift; she went for years simply ‘high-fiving’ Grandpa … Continue reading

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Weltanschauung Friends in the News (II)

     Weltanschauung friend Glenn made the Austin American-Statesman, check out the guy to Gov. Perry’s right (larger picture here)!        Glenn, his brother, and the Governor are all Eagle Scouts and are all members of the Order of the Arrow; … Continue reading

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Fini Ski at Appi

     My wife and some friends and I all went to Appi to get some skiing in.  This would likely be my last skiing trip from Misawa, as I’m due to be reassigned before next winter.       I started off … Continue reading

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