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I Don't Drink The Kool-Aid. For Anybody.

On the Occasion of my 1000th Facebook Friend

By Byron / May 17, 2015 /

I now have reached the “1000 Facebook friends” threshold. On the occasion of this milestone—such as it is—I felt it apropos to take a few moments and reflect on some thoughts that crowd my head. First, I consider Facebook to be a great tool (when used correctly). I have some real-life friends who are Facebook…

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A Tribute to My Father, on His 80th Birthday

By Byron / June 12, 2013 /

My dad turned 80 today. While he might take issue with this, particularly this first statement, his mind is good and his body is strong. I have every reason to believe that he will be with us for a long time yet, and that is my fervent hope. I can say without hesitation that I…

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Tim Keller on Christian Consistency

By Byron / March 26, 2013 /

It’s been a long time. I mean, a very long time. I offer no excuses, though I have been busy (currently rehearsing for the role of Daddy Warbucks in “Annie”; spent a week in Nigeria and another in Mexico since last post; very busy at work, other trips, you name it). It is what it…

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On Not Becoming "That Guy"

By Byron / November 14, 2012 /

OK, here’s the straight skinny: at 50+ years of age, and after having been presented numerous times with money-making opportunities of a “Direct Sales Marketing”, or “Multi-level Marketing” perspective, my wife and I have decided to pursue an opportunity. Before I tell you what we’re doing–which will come in a later post–let me first tell…

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Six Boys and Thirteen Hands

By Byron / September 30, 2012 /

My dad sent me this. It is worth the read by every American. Don’t be embarrassed if you mist up. War isn’t glorious; it’s hell. The Boys of Iwo Jima (From the book: Heart Touchers “Life-Changing Stories of Faith, Love, and Laughter) by Michael T. Powers Each year my video production company is hired to…

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