Category Archives: Changing the Rules

What’s a Good Deal?


My Reader Friends–   It’s the time of year that your mailbox and email inbox are overflowing with ads promoting deals. All are the best yet, and for a limited time only. It may make sense to take advantage of them–if … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Risk


In one of John Eldridge’s books, he says that every man has a need for adventure. To paraphrase Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure, or … nothing.” Adventure. It doesn’t have to be a wildlife safari, or going … Continue reading

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The Obsession of Imagination


I received an email this week that reminded me how vulnerable seniors can be to doubt. Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m a senior (that’s over 45, isn’t it?). But I’m talking about the percolation of thoughts that can corrode relationships … Continue reading

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The Pragmatist and the Ideologue


We peered past the barred door into the cell which had held one of the most notorious political prisoners of modern times. Concrete walls, floor, and ceiling with a barred window enclosed the space. Two layers of woven fabric, which … Continue reading

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Sometimes Truth is Stranger Than Fiction


Davis Bunn keeps his hand on the throttle throughout our ride into Strait of Hormuz, his latest novel. You can read Chapters 1-3 for Free at this link –  http://statictab.com/j4s7yd8   Marc Royce, an intelligence operative from Bunn’s earlier Kenya story, Rare … Continue reading

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Strait of Hormuz


Tom Clancy died a few days ago. You remember him for his extraordinary thrillers. The Hunt for Red October quickly comes to mind. An incredible story, unlike any other I’ve read or seen on film. Those of us who read … Continue reading

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When Government Doesn’t Make Sense


Since our three kids live hundreds of miles apart from us and one another, our gatherings are often complicated to organize but always special for our family. Our older son lives in Jackson, WY, so months ago, we massaged our … Continue reading

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