Quote of the Week

“We will all die one day. That is one of the few things we can be sure of. But will we die well? That is less certain. Dying well means dying for others, making our lives fruitful for those we leave behind. The big question, therefore, is not ‘What can I still do in the years I have left to live?’ but ‘how can I prepare myself for my death so that my life can continue to bear fruit in the generations that will follow me?

Henry Nouwen



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Great Life Lessons from the Olympics

I enjoyed participating in many sports when when I was young.  Basketball was my favorite, but I also played football and track & field competitively while minoring in golf, tennis, bowling and other athletic pursuits.

One memory tells the tale about how sports motivated me. I would watch various competitions on television and the adrenaline would begin to flow. After the event ended, I remember rising from my chair in the living room, going outside and doing a full sprint across our yard, hurdling a three foot fence with gusto!

If I tried doing that today, I'm sure I would beak both legs and end up in the hospital.

Sports motivated me. It also taught me many valuable lessons that I continue to apply in the more important areas of life.

Here are some of the great lessons from the current Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Why Do the Democrats Hold an Electoral College Advantage?

As the 2016 US presidential race moves into the final ninety days, there's been a lot of talk about the Democratic Party's Electoral College edge that could lead Hillary Clinton to victory.

This advantage is well known, but I've never heard anyone explain it  Did it just emerge out of nowhere? Did the Dems buy off some states that they now hold in their pocket? Or is there something we can learn about the Electoral College that might give us our marching orders?

Much is at stake in the 2016 contest and beyond. So why do the Democrats hold an Electoral College advantage?

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