Category Archives: service

“Departures” The 2009 Japanese Best Foreign Film

The other day I had a response to my world faith blog on Reincarnation and Mummification.  People are very interested in death rituals and beliefs, the unknown aspect of what happens after death. https://talesalongtheway.com/2013/08/26/reincarnation-and-mummification/ My memory was jostled by the … Continue reading

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Deadly Mistake the Morning of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor

Kermit A. Tyler was on duty at Fort Shafter’s radar information center on Dec. 7, 1941.(Earnie Grafton/associated Press) Kermit A. Tyler, 96 Pearl Harbor figure Kermit A. Tyler, 96 By Dennis McLellan Sunday, February 28, 2010 “Don’t worry about it.” … Continue reading

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Hackshaw Ridge. . . . . A Film

Medic, Desmond Doss, running into the battle without a gun, only his medic supplies ,to try to save lives. This film has some of the bloodiest and authentic battlefield scenes since “Saving Private Ryan”  and actually is reminiscent of the … Continue reading

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Hero. . . . . Heroes

Cadet Tom Surdyke died on June 30,2016.  He willingly gave his life to save a swimmer in distress off the beach of Long Island.  The distressed swimmer lived because of Tom’s unselfish act.  Tom gave his life in service for … Continue reading

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Football Weekend at West Point

Last weekend I was  visiting a graduate, now retired , LtC Karen Ward. I was invited to spend the Saturday helping with the Rotary Club selling food to benefit the suffering the  people of Haiti.  I got to pop in … Continue reading

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Beggars, Monkeys, Rickshaws, and Indian Generosity

Namaste! This is one of my favorite stories  of four rickshaw drivers who touched my life!  This is one of my favorite posts.  I have continually  been touched by the kind, gentle, generous spirit I experienced over and over in … Continue reading

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Dog Food at the Food Pantry?

The last two Mondays volunteering at Concerns-U, the food pantry,  most of my work was dividing up some 50 pound bags of pet food into three pound bags.    You might be surprised as I was the first time learn … Continue reading

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