The Scars Within

Veteran’s Day was Saturday. When this time comes around, I often remember the veterans that have been and continue to be in my life. My dad, who served in the Navy in the Pacific Ocean in WWII. My husband, who served in the Army in the Philippines during the same war. My many friends who…

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Lookin’ Good

Many football players are known for their styles and special looks. Deion Sanders has a nickname: Neon Deion. He made his fame as a football player after having a career in baseball and has moved on to be a sports commentator. He’s the only player to ever compete in the Super Bowl and the World…

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The Third Act of Life

Retirement is an awkward topic. Some welcome it with eager anticipation while others find meaning in their choice of work. They feel it’s their calling and continue to work well into their 80’s and 90’s. When taking a look at the “oldies but goodies” in the NFL, there are players like Adam Vinatieri of the…

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Still Tooting Her Horn and Loving It

Dawn West is a 52-year-old reading teacher who is living her dream. The very happiest days of her life were when she was a member of the West Virginia University marching band. But to achieve that goal she began way back in high school. She saved her babysitting money and bought a trumpet. From there,…

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Persistence Pays Off

Sometimes stamina and endurance is what it takes to succeed. Since she was a little girl, 4’8″ Felicia Perez had wanted to play football. Not just as a kicker. Or a safety. She wanted to be a middle linebacker and fullback, which would put her in the pileup every time she’s on the field. Felicia…

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Give Up? Or Keep on Going?

It’s a few games into the season. Some teams have yet to win a game. Players on these teams are less and less confident in their skills and abilities. And it shows in their playing. Coaches wonder if they should throw up their hands and begin to plan for the next year. Fans are disgruntled.…

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Internal Motivation

It’s easy to push myself when I’m challenged, when I’m disrespected. When I was in my 20’s, a co-worker bet I didn’t have what it took to run 2 miles a day over lunch for 30 days. That I didn’t have the internal fortitude. He threw down the gauntlet. I was off and running the…

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