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Some Days Are Better Than Others

Somedays life comes at you, so you just duck your head and get done what has to be done. Today I just felt really sad, watched a family say good-bye to someone that was going way to soon. Mortality seemed heavy today. I also saw the best of people too, people caring for family and friends in  their time of loss. There was a lot of really rich love and care in that church today.

I had a couple of workouts to get done today. I did my 2200 yrd swim at 5am and did a 50 minute treamill run this evening after my dinner settled. I am usually pretty upbeat these days, but it sure is sad seeing friends and their families struggling with their loss today. It’s especially hard when it seems it is “before their time”.

My thoughts and prayers go out to those hurting tonight.

Tonight let’s go with George Winston’s High Plains Lullaby.

Good night, God bless.

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And Now For A Little Something Different- Dr. J. Rufus Fears

I am sure that we all have teachers in life that make marks on our life in a way that we will forever be changed. In this digital age there are so many opportunities to learn and continue to self-educate. A friend of mine told me about a series of courses that he was taking from a company called The Teaching Company. So a few weeks later I was back home and decided to check that deal out. It was still a little pricey for my budget but I got on Ebay and found a course that seemed interesting. The title of the course was Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life. The lectures took me through Bonhoeffer, Homer, Marcus Aurilius, Bhagavad Gita and several other great authors and books. The Professor was a man named Dr. J. Rufus Fears from The University of Oklahoma. Dr. Fears on October 6th passed away. I never had the pleasure of sitting in one of his actual classes, but I know from the responses that I have read on the internet he was much-loved and admired man. So today I honor Dr. Fears. Posted is a link to a story from the OUDaily.com about his last lectures. What a great way to honor Dr. Fears by making his 18 lecture series “The Story of Freedom in America,” a free gift to the public. If you would like to enjoy this lecture series you may do so by clicking the banner below.

http://www.oudaily.com/news/2012/oct/16/fearslectures/

Thank You Dr. Fears !

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