Author Archives: Chase

Denial in a Pretty Dress

Positive thinking doesn’t face facts.  It faces backwards. A person may deny the uncomfortable reality that they are driving head-on into oncoming traffic.  They will miss the point but the point will not miss them. Positive thinking, the kind which … Continue reading

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It’s All Your Fault: A Theory of Sin

If you’re anything like everyone else on the planet, you’re pretty good at proving your innocence.  As am I. Your boss fails to notice all the great work you’ve been doing.  Someone swipes your frozen entree.  Your co-worker rambles on … Continue reading

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Why A Poor Critic May Be A Poor Critic

Money makes the world go round, it makes the film reel wind, it turns the pages.  That sounds cold and capitalistic.  I don’t like the implications but I think it’s true. We’re familiar with the terms highbrow and lowbrow both … Continue reading

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Fundraising Update #2

I’ll tell you straight.  Donations have slowed quite a bit.  I’m not sure I’ll get the amount I need in time. Presently, I am just shy of halfway with $2,750 of $5,250 with fewer than 30 days to go until … Continue reading

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Tree Hugger’s Lament

I wouldn’t call myself a tree hugger but others do.  I never saw a tree I didn’t like but I’ve never stopped the car along the highway to give an oak a squeeze.  Climbing trees is fun, but I can’t … Continue reading

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West Virginia

In 2002, West Virginia was just a place that took Donna from me.  She went there on a mission trip during an uncertain moment in our relationship.  I stayed back and wallowed in melancholy. Someone on her trip asked, “where … Continue reading

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Fundraising Update

Get Excited! We’re gonna do this! We are right on schedule to raise the full $5,250 needed to fund my trip.  As I write this, we have gotten $2100.  That’s just $400 short of the $1500 payment due April 8th. … Continue reading

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