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    JUST DO IT!

    It’s great when your children reach an age when you see them do things you would never pluck up the courage to do. My children are all in that category and frequently make decisions, have adventures and generally just do things that I would never have the nerve to do. Recently GUC #5¬†fulfilled a long-held desire to skydive. I wanted…

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    EVERYONE MATTERS

    Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye, around about the wondrous days of yore, they came across a kind of box, bound up with chains and locked with locks and labelled “Kindly do not touch; it’s war.”¬† Kendrew Lascelles (in John Denver’s album- Poems, Prayers and Promises) I intended starting this post by stating that I wished to…

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    TAKE THE NEXT STEP

    “I dream of men who take the next step rather than worrying about the next thousand” Theodore Roosevelt. Have you ever been busily working towards something and then suddenly find yourself hesitating just before the finish line? I think if we’re honest most of us have been right at that spot on more than one occasion. It doesn’t really matter…