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REVITALIZATION AND MULTIPLICATION

The illuminated face of the clock by the bed read, “3:38.” Conscious. Confused. Clear. Awake! O yah, its Thursday and I’m supposed to jet to Vancouver. Belt buckled. Keys in pockets. Shoes on. Groomed! No time for brewing coffee. Grrrrr. Notes? Check. iPhone ticket? Check. Car rental? Check. Ready! Cold and snow blankets everything, delaying but invigorating. Sparse traffic. Silent morning. Slushy roads. Departures! The ripples of 9/11 are reminders that tighter security doesn’t make life feel more secure. Belt off. Pockets emptied. Shoes off. Inconvenienced! The best part of flying. Not. 32,000 feet. 548km/hr -64C Purpose! The planeload empties at almost the identical local time we departed. Rain for snow. Green for white. Mountains for plains. Envious! A rented…
Bob Jones
March 2, 2016
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REMEMBERING PARIS: OVERCOMING THE DARKNESS

The November 13th attacks on Paris were nothing less than murderous criminality. The perpetrators were not soldiers - they were cowardly thugs who ruthlessly attacked defenseless civilians with automatic weapons and bombs. People of conscience stand numbed by the heinous nature of this depraved atrocity. In a matter of minutes, over 500 people were killed, critically wounded or injured at five separate sites. My wife and I were first-time guests to Paris' hospitality this year, visiting close to these locations. SYMPATHETIC LIGHTS Just before midnight on the 13th the lights of the Eiffel Tower were turned off in respect for the dead. In sympathetic response the icons, towers and places of culture and commerce of the word's major cities began…
Bob Jones
November 15, 2015