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Animal Therapy

I continue to listen and learn during my recovery period from my broken ankle. Everyday things become clearer to me, probably because now I am taking the time to think…rather than just rushing to my next event. I have realized that a major piece of my therapy, in...

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Service not Self

Again, I have had a lot of time to reflect recently during my healing process.  It has been an intense time of self reflection.  During times like these, I look up to role models to see what they are doing, that I should be doing. My buddy Gary Sinise is out...

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Healing…week 5

Starting the 5th week of my healing process.  I know that doctors treat, but God heals. I pray to Him every day to heal my ankle. I know many of you are praying for me as well and I sincerely appreciate that.  God willing, I'll be able to start putting pressure on the...

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Grateful…

My healing continues.  Entering week #4 of the healing process.  Will be able to start putting pressure on the foot in a couple of weeks and then start rehab. There is a blessing in the fact that I now have more time to think.  Less hustling and running around...more...

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Support our Amputee Veterans

I have spent the last 3 weeks either on my back with my broken leg elevated, or in a mobility device (wheelchair, stroller, walker).  My cast was removed this week and the prognosis for a full recovery is good, but I'll be in a boot for the next 6 weeks followed by...

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Lessons learned…

Thanks for all the well wishes for the healing of my left foot. Much appreciated. Doctor says the wound is healing nicely. Lying on my back with my foot elevated gives me lots of time to think. It is ironic that I am in this situation...I should have paid attention to...

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God’s Plan

This past Monday I was excited about my "six week plan". I had trips scheduled, speeches to make, workshops to conduct.  It was going to be a very intense, but very enjoyable period.  That was my plan. I decided to get some exercise Monday AM by cutting down a dead...

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We are a Nation at risk.

We are a Nation at risk. We have external threats (Russia, North Korea, China, ISIS) and internal threats (domestic terrorism, divisive people, lack of respect for law enforcement personnel). The only way we as a Nation can get thru these difficult times is by...

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Remembering 41

Over the past several years Sarah and I have had the privilege to be with President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara.  They were an amazing couple, truly inspirational.  Although we mourn the passing of our 41st President, let's take comfort knowing that they...

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Taking Care of the Kids

The children of our Nation are our Nation’s future.  Taking care of them is not only the right thing to do, but it is critical for the continued success of America.  I am not so sure that we are doing a good job taking care of our kids, as evidenced by many...

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