Risky Journey Ch 6: Take Off Your Grave Clothes

In 2006 I was involved in a car accident that resulted in a head injury which kept me from being able to work for a full year. There were some lasting effects in areas making it impossible to continue my career as a commercial real estate appraiser. Adjusting to the limitations that came from the…

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Risky Journey Ch 5: Perspective

Story #1 I have a friend who is the most interesting person I know.  Her life is one long adventure.  She can’t just tell you what she has been doing, but with everything she touches, there is a story.  She gets herself into the most amazing circumstances.  She sees humor in everything. I remember a…

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What To Do When The World Is Imploding?

In the past few months the decline of the world is accelerating at a frightening rate.  Instead of listing all the events that render the US and world a most unlivable place, I chose to concentrate on what I do have control over. I can treat every person I encounter with deep kindness and love…

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Vengeance is Mine…

In January of 2011 I was in Jacksonville, FL running the helicopter field trip for children.  I had rented a condo from a big shot in Las Vegas for a short term rental.  He was a big shot only because he lived large on other people’s money and continued to lie to me about it….

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Risky Journey Ch 4: God and the Helicopter Field Trip

ashes The helicopter field trip adventure began shortly after my Dad died in 2009.  Mom contacted her brother about scattering Dad’s ashes from a plane.  My uncle put me in touch with a pilot friend from my youth who performed this type of service.  It was wild man Steve.  He has flown everything, jumped out of everything…

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Risky Journey Ch 3: Cadillacs and 5 Gallon Buckets

wild man steve I reconnected with a daredevil pilot friend from my youth and he took me on a helicopter flight that changed everything.  Steve used to land an airplane on the top of a moving car at airshows everywhere.  He used to trail me around on the back of his Harley when we were…

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Risky Journey Ch 1: Thresholds and Passages

Life took flight for me in 2009 and I was 53 at the time. I read a book by a dear friend of mine, Cathee Poulsen, Thresholds and Passages and it encouraged me to take some risks, lose the fear and to live more fully. I credit her for lighting the fire for this adventuresome…

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Restless and Unfulfilled?

eternity in the hearts of men I was feeling lost. I was dissatisfied, unfulfilled and overwhelmed with all the unresolved issues in my life. I recorded my thoughts in my journal and my eyes rested on this verse Ecc 3:11 God has set eternity in the hearts of men. What does this mean? I had…

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When a Flood is a Blessing

Now that three weeks have passed since the flood in the basement wiped out 1500 sf of my stuff, I reflect on the lessons learned. God knew I was being stubborn on the concept of “stuff” and He helped me out in one fell swoop to declutter and simplify.   God has gifted me with…

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