Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

How many of you are afraid of failure? I’d bet most of you. If not almost everyone. For me, failure includes falling. It’s pretty easy to do actually. I think I’m coming up on 10 total falls now since my amputation. They vary from slipping on ice or wet floor to having a couple too […]

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The Stormy Seasons of Life

I came across this quote today from Japanese author Haruki Murakami: “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t […]

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Life’s Big Questions

As we go though life, some of the questions we ask change. As events unfold and we enter new seasons in our lives, the questions that we thought were big no longer are. For me, those questions are no longer ones like “Why me?” or “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Instead, my […]

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National Cancer Survivors Day 2020

Happy national cancer survivors day! Being a survivor doesn’t mean you’re in remission or cured. Being a survivor just means you’re alive. You’re LIVING. Even with terminal cancer, you can be a survivor as long as you’re continuing to live life. I don’t mean just taking breathes, either. I mean actually living and being an […]

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History Repeating Itself

As I am working today I’m listening to the police scanner for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where I’ve many months out of the last two years and I’ll be honest, it terrifies me. It terrifies me for several reasons. For starters, we’ve been through this as a country and yet history is repeating itself. What […]

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