Why I Always Park on the Roof

Once in a while, as Great World Travelers will, our son – Andrew – makes his way to TPA (Tampa International Airport) and we enjoy a few days together. Yesterday evening his priority coded baggage rolled off literally first, and we headed up the Armstrong elevator to the 9th floor – the roof – where…

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Love the Small Things

“Who dares despise the day of small things?”(Zechariah 4:10) Gotta Love the Small Things: The temptation – when choosing a Big Picture blog title such as “The Life-Charged Life” – is to be too selective with my anecdotes, to routinely skip the everyday stuff, and to go directly to the oversized stories as a matter…

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The Grandaddy Journals, Part III

It’s a boy! I guess if there’s anything that has a charge of life about it… it’s the promise held in a brand-new child. Yesterday, many, many miles to the north, Naomi and Craig discovered that our 18-weeks and counting grandchild is a boy. Not, “It’s going to be a boy,” but, “The baby is a…

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A Life-Charged Book in the Works

Well the timing couldn’t be better on the launch of this new blog. I set up “The Life-Charged Life” here at WordPress just a week ago, because my “Blogger” host site crashed and stayed down way too long. I picked the title based on my own observations regarding the question, “If I had to narrow…

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The Emperor is Stark Naked!

All that glitters is not gold: A few days ago I was talking with a friend about (yes, I’m embarrassed to admit this…) economics. I’m not exactly a math genius, but I do personally know the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business – he’s a brother by another mother… and father. (Of…

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Life Fueled by Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm can be contagious. This is Scout, she’s Rebekah’s labradoodle. When Scout is excited, there’s really nothing else to do but to get on board for the ride. In this picture – taken yesterday afternoon – Scout evidently can’t contain her enthusiasm for her new haircut. Or maybe she’s just happy to be home from…

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