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Published in the Great North Arrow, March 1, 2023: A Simple Act Of Kindness

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- jim Young “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” - Kahil Gibran You never know what a simple act of kindness can do. It could be something as simple as a small gift or a kind word, but the ripple effects can grow to a wave and culminate in a tsunami of joy. Can you just hear a choir of angels singing now? Now it might be an exaggeration to suggest this story ends in a tsunami but it was certainly at least a breaking wave worthy of a perfect hang ten .  Louise was a coworker of mine when I was in the workforce. Like many of my coworkers however, Louise was also a friend. And still is, I might add. 45 rpm adapter tattoo. We weren’t close, hang-out-every-weekend friends, nor were we in the habit of exchanging gifts on even special occasions. But in 2013 when Louise took her son to a hockey tournament in Cleveland, she decided to visit the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame while she was there because… well, why wouldn’t you? At the gift shop, Louise saw a keyc

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

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- jim Young “Currently, the North Warning System cannot identify and track Russian long-range bombers prior to their missile-launch points or their overflights of the Arctic region.” - Commodore Jamie Clarke 2020  Just over a week ago, Russia flew 4 bombers close to Alaska. They never entered U.S. or Canadian air space but they weren’t exactly in Russian air space either. Russian Tu-95 Strategic Bomber “‘The flight was carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace,’ said Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash, Commander of Russian long–range aviation." ¹ Were they just out for a friendly little fly-by to say “Hi” and make sure everything’s okay here in North America? Wouldn’t you think their presence might be a little more pressing in the Ukraine these days? Not that I am trying to encourage them, mind you, but it does make me a little curious as to what they might be up to. “President Vladimir Putin in 2007 revived the Soviet-era practice of sendin

Schrödinger's Cat 05

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The Truth

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