Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

INTERRUPTIONS
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

INTERRUPTIONS

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” JOHN LENNON I’m a TAURUS (Birthday in May, by the way – I like bacon-themed gifts) and I’ve...

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September 17, 2019
PARADIGM
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PARADIGM

It doesn’t matter how many years go by, September 11th or 9/11 will always bring one memory to my mind before all others.  It is like a door I have...

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September 10, 2019
24601
ENCOURAGEMENT

24601

24601: That is the number the prison gives to identify the man known as Jean Valjean, the protagonist in the book and musical, LES MISERABLES. 24601.  The number is not...

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September 03, 2019
CHOIR
THE CHURCH

CHOIR

Time moves on, and CHANCEL CHOIR rehearsals begin once again – tonight.  I have been singing in a church choir, or playing the piano, or doing plays in church, for...

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August 27, 2019
TROUBLE IN PARADISE
ENCOURAGEMENT

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Before the jet even landed, a rich green and blue  light came to my eyes and into the deep part of me.  We were flying over each of the islands...

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August 20, 2019
EMILY
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

EMILY

Originally posted AUGUST 19, 2015 – I thought it might need a re-telling.  It all began as I watched her create her art.  I was fascinated at her steady and...

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August 13, 2019
REMEMBERING, AND FORGETTING
ENCOURAGEMENT

REMEMBERING, AND FORGETTING

A few years ago I saw a post: “The 38 Most Haunting, Abandoned Places On Earth” and decided to scroll through these beautiful (and yes, haunting) photos of everything from...

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August 06, 2019
BEAUTIFUL SCARS
ENCOURAGEMENT

BEAUTIFUL SCARS

Our home is sometimes like a beautiful “storage room”, we have a lot of stuff.  The thing is, I can point to each item of mine and tell you the...

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July 30, 2019
SCARLET & GOLD
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

SCARLET & GOLD

Several years ago I visited my former High School in Washington State. I’m not a true sentimental sort but  I enjoyed walking around familiar halls and passages, remembering things I...

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July 23, 2019
A PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK
ENCOURAGEMENT

A PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK

So, I’ve returned from a short vacation and returning to work always involves a bit of “mind focusing” – especially after doing NOTHING but sitting on a beach with a...

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July 16, 2019