Tag Archives: Harry Chapin

On Progress and Process

One of the greatest joys in life – in my experience and opinion – is the feeling of making progress, of getting better at something. Of being able to do something you, only a short while before, could not do … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Nine)

Jackson Jackson was a good kid He had four years of college and a bachelor’s degree Started working when he was 21 Got fed up and quit when he was 43 He said, “My whole life I’ve done what I’m … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Two)

My Childhood Answers to This Question Like most kids, I had a pretty rich fantasy life. Some of the things I imagined being “when I grew up” were: a superhero, a baseball player (for the Philadelphia Phillies), and a singer. … Continue reading

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One Man vs. Unimaginable Human Suffering

What if 300,000 people had suddenly been wiped out by a natural disaster here in the U.S., and countless more (say, over a million) been rendered homeless?  What if there was no infrastructure for treating those with serious medical needs, … Continue reading

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