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Running for My Life 2017 Day 16

The clock is ticking towards my first marathon this month where I am thinking of graduating from the half marathon to the 30K run. And with barely 8 weeks to go, and with the shape I am in, my heart races in near-panic. 579 more words

Courage

More Communication: Telephones and runners

Here is another perspective on the role of the telephone and the observation officer. It comes from Arthur Empey’s “Tommy’s Dictionary of the Trenches.”

“Telephone. A little instrument with a wire attached to it. 254 more words

Running for My Life Countdown: Laughing Stock

I was supposed to be posting a countdown to the end of ‘running for my life’. That hasn’t happened. I have been caught up with setting up the foundation that will enable me to work full time on Lifesong Kenya next year. 417 more words

Courage

Fishing where no fish bites

I find it hard – and sort of unexciting – having to attend church service without taking a break to go fishing. Attending church services has never been big on my immediate-things-to-do list. 542 more words

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In the Trenches

One of my favorite movies of all-time is Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 film, Paths of Glory. For some reason, no war movie has better communicated to me a sense of dread and danger as the opening scene. 523 more words

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Forgotten History:The Bombing of Zutphen-the Netherlands

Zutphen is a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It lies some 30 km north-east of Arnhem, on the Eastern bank of the river IJssel at the point where it is joined by the Berkel… 99 more words

History

Ask the Audience at the BBC Proms - Sam Hogwood on Verdi's Requiem

Ask The Audience Arcana at the Proms
This is the final installment of this year’s series where Arcana invites a friend to a Prom who does not normally listen to classical music. 1,206 more words

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