Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

A NOBLE PROFESSION
ENCOURAGEMENT

A NOBLE PROFESSION

Miss LaClaire, Miss Just, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Van Dyke, Mrs. Goranson, Mrs. Stankman, Mr. McNamara. I always thing think of these names, and more, each fall when teaching starts up. ...

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August 12, 2020
BEHAVE
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, THE CHURCH

BEHAVE

One day, when I was out for a neighborhood walk, I noticed two boys and an adult walking along the street.  One of the young boys had a bike which...

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August 05, 2020
RICHARD
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

RICHARD

On June 26, 1483 King Richard III became the King of England…only to die in a battle over that same throne some 2 years later, ending the famous “War of...

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July 28, 2020
SHOOT FOR THE MOON
ENCOURAGEMENT

SHOOT FOR THE MOON

It’s difficult to believe tht 51 years ago (July 20th) Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the first to do so?  I remember where I was, I was staring at...

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July 22, 2020
SALT
ENCOURAGEMENT, THE CHURCH

SALT

One of the best things about bacon (and my other addictions: popcorn, Fritos, and crackers) is salt.  You can keep your sugar…even chocolate does not have the same appeal as...

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July 15, 2020
TELL YOUR STORY
ENCOURAGEMENT, THE CHURCH

TELL YOUR STORY

Usually, during this last holiday weekend, I perform with the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra (the “big band” I’ve been singing with since 2000) one July, at a private event in a...

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July 07, 2020
MY OPINION, HIS TRUTH
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

MY OPINION, HIS TRUTH

A few years ago I traveled back to my hometown in The Tri-Cities, Washington to bury my father’s ashes.  I wasn’t feeling like my best self.  Suddenly, with my Mom...

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June 30, 2020
BOTTICELLI
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BOTTICELLI

I started off the day with my daily “fix” of coffee…but today, over ice! I have little rituals that I enjoy, depending on the day, including my coffee.  I also...

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June 24, 2020
DAD
ENCOURAGEMENT, SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

DAD

I am still my Father’s son.  I carry so many parts of his personality that it’s impossible to escape his influence, even if I wanted to.  My Dad knew no...

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June 16, 2020
ONE SHEEP MATTERED
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

ONE SHEEP MATTERED

Mrs. G. has become one of my favorite teachers, in memory.  I was seven or eight-years-old when I stepped into her class, at Jason Lee Elementary,  she stole my “creative”...

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June 10, 2020