Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

ART FOR ART'S SAKE
ENCOURAGEMENT

ART FOR ART’S SAKE

It’s possible that many have never heard of Herb & Dorothy Vogel.  Herb was a Postal Worker in Manhatten (he passed away seven years ago), and Dorothy a reference librarian...

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November 12, 2019
POOR GOD
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

POOR GOD

I’m a history buff…I really enjoy “historic trivia”, as you know: interesting but useless information.  Of course, I can’t seem to remember Birthdays, Anniversaries, my license plate number or important...

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November 05, 2019
LIZZY
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

LIZZY

I tell this story regularly, so I apologize but I love the story.  I tell it again now because we need to tell our stories and pass them down.  The...

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October 29, 2019
FROSTY PUMPKINS
ENCOURAGEMENT

FROSTY PUMPKINS

It’s that time of year again, when I think about this poem:  WHEN the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock, And you hear the kyouck...

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October 09, 2019
TRUE COLORS
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

TRUE COLORS

Ah, Autumn in Indiana – the crisp 94-degree air – the bugs which, because of the lack of cold, have grown to the size of German Shepherds.  I keep saying...

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October 01, 2019
WORSHIP & FAITH
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

WORSHIP & FAITH

“I don’t believe in God anymore,” I overheard her say to a friend on the phone, while we were both in line at PAY LESS, “I just know too many...

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September 24, 2019
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