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Hindsight is 20-20, they say

A couple of years ago, I was in a production of “Inherit the Wind” at Villagers Theatre. The play is a theater staple, portraying a fictitious account of the Scopes Monkey Trial. In the play the science teacher charged with … Continue reading

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The gains we made

About 16 years ago, we had a foster son who arrived at our house almost 2 years old who was sadly delayed in gross and fine motor skills. While our own daughter was holding crayons and moving them in back-and-forth … Continue reading

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A helmet that covers a multitude

One of the things I like about my church is that it’s deeply committed to adoption and foster care. Your worship can be too loud and have all the euphonious qualities of a garbage truck at three in the morning, … Continue reading

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The loss of a child

It’s funny the things we do to cope. It was around this time of year that the state returned Lumpy to his birth parents. His caseworker’s assessment was that his parents hadn’t improved a damn bit, but as she said, … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Scott Eiland

An old friend of mine, Scott Eiland, passed away around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 27, following a major heart attack he’d suffered several days ago. I first got to know Scott more than 15 years ago. At the time we were … Continue reading

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Angela Davis on radicalism

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Recruitment drive

A lot of nonprofits complain that they have difficulty finding volunteers to make the organization run. The same small core group of people always does 90 percent of the work. SCENARIO 1 LEADER. We need some new volunteers to help … Continue reading

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Log Jammer remembered

I remember riding the Log Jammer the first summer it opened, in 1975. I was 5 years old, it was the park’s first water ride, and in the Pittsburgh summers, the lines were so long that you could get into … Continue reading

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One’s lost self

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