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Word of the Week: Reflection

“Christmas is not only a season of rejoicing but of reflection,” once mused Winston Churchill.

I think the atmosphere of the holiday season, coupled with winter weather and the close of another year all adds up to a time where we tend to ponder the past, consider the present and anticipate the future.

Søren Kierkegaard is credited with saying that “life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Indeed we look back to see where we were, how far we have come, and to consider where we are going. Continue reading

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Reflections on a Recent Visit to the Smoky Mountains

Norma Jean and I were recently in the Smoky Mountains for a short get-a-away. It’s been one of our favorite places through the years to visit and relax.

We were wondering how the Mountains would look since the fires last November burned over 17,000 acres of forest, destroyed or damaged more than 2000 homes and buildings and took the lives of 14 people, as well as injuring 145. Continue reading

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