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Looking more relaxed

There’s no way for me to sugarcoat it.  The last 10 months have been rough.  It’s taken time getting used to my dynamic eyesight. In December I met with, Ken Kreager, an old friend of mine from work that had suffered severe burns, in a gas explosion, when he was 8 years old.  Upon seeing…

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One leg at a time

When I was in college there were many times that I was about to give up.  I had tried many different ways to learn and take tests with success.  After a few years of this the University of Toledo told me, college may not be for you.  They sent me a letter indicating that my…

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Found on Earth

It was July 28th, 2000 and I had just started a new job at IBM and they had sent me to Chicago for orientation.  That evening I called an old friend, Sara, and we sat down and had dinner together.  We talked for hours about what has been going on in our lives and with…

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Best Christmas ever!

I know, it’s a big statement.  But, I’m a big statement kind of guy.  Just ask anyone. This Christmas season started off with the appreciation that I was here and could even see.  Once we had that, as a foundation, we built on the time-honored traditions of years past.  During our trip to Grandma &…

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What’s new?

Many of you have asked how I’m doing.  I’m happy to say that things are going quite well.  It’ll be hard for you to look me in the eye and NOT wonder, “how can he say that?”. A friend and customer of mine innocently asked me this week, “what can’t you do that you wished…

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Believe!

If you happen to see our family Christmas card this year, you’ll see that it says BELIEVE.  This has a lot to do with where we (the Wagner’s of Hilliard) have come from over the past few years. When we moved back to Ohio after 5 years in Illinois, I remember going to change our…

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A Stubbed Toe

For the past nine months I’ve walked into and in front of people almost every day.  If you’ve been on my right side you’ve been ignored, unnoticed and sometimes even gotten the inadvertent right hand slap.  You know who you are. One thing that surprisingly hasn’t happened is a stubbed toe.  I’ve gotten in trouble…

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Thanks

It’s been a four-day weekend, with lots of time spent with family.  It’s been nice and relaxing.  Many people have commented that my left eye seems more open.  It’s sort of a strange statement.  I’m not quite sure how to take it.  I’ll just assume that it’s a compliment and say, “Thanks”. I’ve actually done…

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Good Morning Tred!

When I was growing up, it was rare that I would see my dad in the morning.  He was usually off to work in the fields well before mom got me up.  Mom was persistent on most mornings, but if there was nothing going on she usually let me sleep.  This was with the understanding…

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Mach III

That’s the kind of razor blade that I use, Mach III.  It may seem hard to understand, but I’m happy to say that.  When I was in college I started, as a late bloomer, to shave with an electric razor.  Since I only needed to once or twice a week it wasn’t that big of…

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