Author Archives: Samuel Cronin

Running the Race

Our country is hurting. Nine people are dead in South Carolina from a gunman who murdered them in church. Freddie Gray is dead. Michael Brown is dead. Trayvon Martin is dead. And many others. People responding to these deaths have … Continue reading

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The Scenic Route

Last year, almost to the day, my wife and I took a three-week vacation down Highway 101, starting from Astoria, Oregon and ending up on Catalina Island. We built a raft and drove our Focus across the ocean to reach … Continue reading

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Holiday Blues

It’s now, surprisingly, the end of February. A long time ago, sometime in 2014, I remember celebrating Christmas and New Year with my brothers and sisters, mom and dad. We saw a movie in Bend and went out for breakfast … Continue reading

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Improbable Wins

If you happened to catch the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers last Sunday in the NFC Championship, you would have witnessed an historic victory. After trailing 0-16 in the first half, the Seahawks won in … Continue reading

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I’m still in 2015

It’s only the second day of 2015, and already I’m having to remind myself that despite unforeseen circumstances, God is still good. Even though we’re having car troubles again, it’s still possible to rest in Him. Back in November my … Continue reading

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Heavenly Secrets

This weekend my wife and I went to a Christmas party where we sat around talking and eating and playing Canasta. It was a time of catching up and of laughing, of celebrating the season with friends. I’m horrible at … Continue reading

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Free Life

America is a great place to start a business, and a great place to sell things, though it’s not easy to do so sometimes. People sell anything from Thanksgiving dinners to buy-one-get-one-free oil changes. But there’s a problem that I … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Quit on My Dream

It used to be in high school I had a dream to play in the NBA, and I worked hard to make that happen. I practiced all the time, dribbling out the passenger window of a moving car, dribbling my … Continue reading

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Tribute to Robin Williams

I was shocked when I learned from a small TV monitor at the gym that Robin Williams died today. A preliminary investigation ruled it suicide due to asphyxia. He was battling depression, and a month before had been in a … Continue reading

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Sailing Away Forever

America is sailing through a terrible storm. We’re foundering in national debt. Burdened by current affairs abroad and at home. Tossed and turned by injustices in every stratum of society. Violent men increase, punching holes in the hull, and in … Continue reading

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