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A Final Lesson from the Other Side
I am on the first of four connections back to Portland (Dimapur to Calcutta). By the end, it will have
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An Unforgettable Meal
After 15 hours on a train, heading from Siliguri to Dimapur, we arrive in Nagaland, on the northeastern edge of
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An Experience Under the Underside
It is 6:09, Friday night. I am waiting at Platform 1 here in Jalpaiguri. I am told the train will
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Life Under a Closed Heaven
No matter what I try, I cannot find a way to sleep on a plane. And this is a bad
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A Way Out of this Fatherless World
Last night, some 200 of us closed the evening with a song that has always moved my soul: “This is
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Lessons in Grace
Living in The Netherlands, I often went for long walks in the nearby Dunes. It was a place of escape,
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In a Very Dark Garden
In the dead of winter, books can be a nice diversion. They’re also pleasant if one is in the Caribbean,
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Grit On Line
This morning I spoke to the crew of the Logos Hope. Some 400 students from forty-five different nations have come
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Let’s Show Contempt for…Contempt
Contempt has to be one of the uglier words in English language. When I think of the word, I picture
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TIME TO GO DEEPER
On my list of books for 2017 is Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. I have just
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Some Needed Financial Advice
Early Tuesday, after two hard hours of competitive tennis, I stayed on at the gym to engage in a fitness
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DEALING WITH LOSS
Some of my best childhood memories go back to Balboa Stadium, where I used to watch John Hadl and Lance
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