Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

AGE & INTROSPECTION
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

AGE & INTROSPECTION

That’s what my life is now.  I know, that by some standards, I’m still young…but as my Doctor tells me; though my years may be 60 (soon to be 61),...

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March 19, 2019
LEONARDO
ENCOURAGEMENT

LEONARDO

We are approaching the Birthday of one of my favorite personalities in all of the world’s artistic history: Leonardo DaVinci (April 15th).  One of my personal heroes, Leonardo was one...

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March 12, 2019
THE ASHES
THE CHURCH

THE ASHES

LENT: the sacred observance in preparation for the Easter Season and Easter Sunday specifically. LENT, in the early church, was the time that new members prepared themselves for baptism into...

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March 05, 2019
JAZZ: PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS
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JAZZ: PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS

As we approach this last Sunday before Lent, sometimes called “Shrove Sunday” – but what we at Central know as “MARDI GRAS SUNDAY” – my thoughts go to one of...

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February 26, 2019
THE ORCHESTRA PLAYER
ENCOURAGEMENT

THE ORCHESTRA PLAYER

A good friend from church sent me a link to a wonderful clip with Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar from “Our Show of Shows”.  The link is below if you...

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February 19, 2019
MOZART
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

MOZART

One of my favorite plays and films is AMADEUS.  It has been one of my favorites since I first saw the film in the theatre, in 1984.  In college I...

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February 12, 2019
THE PRIME OBJECTIVE
ENCOURAGEMENT

THE PRIME OBJECTIVE

As THE ALLEY THEATRE, here at Central, puts up the second-to-the-last show of the season, I watch all the players onstage and the crew backstage as they prep, rehearse and...

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February 05, 2019
PROOF TEXT
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PROOF TEXT

This cartoon/meme is one of my favorites.  It’s the twisted and “word” kind of humor that I love.  Analyzing the humor, one could say that it’s about punctuation or wording…but...

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January 15, 2019
THE WEDDING CRASHER
ENCOURAGEMENT

THE WEDDING CRASHER

She was a petite, beautiful, blonde girl who fell in love with a college linebacker while in school.  Back at home, in my home church, she asked me (still a...

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January 09, 2019