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Strangers Among Us

I have never been more proud to be an Miami Countian than I was last Tuesday. A friend of mine from My Father’s House called and asked me to come along to Wal-mart to translate for her. She had received several calls about a Spanish speaking woman outside of Wal-mart holding a sign that said [...]

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Sign on the Road

It’s hard to think deeply about someone you’ve never met But these flowers and that cross make me pause Was it your fault or the road’s? Perhaps you were angry with your boyfriend And sped away absentmindedly, the curve sneaking up on you Or perhaps it was late And you were on your way home [...]

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My Mountain


If a 400lb man can climb 2000 vertical feet in 4 hours, what kind of unnecessary limitations can you overcome? A year ago I got this brilliant idea to hike a 14er in Colorado with my best friend, his family, and mine. A 14er is a mountain that reaches 14,000ft in elevation or more. Last [...]

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A Note on Love and Chic-fil-a

By Jeremy Gulley When the cop arrived at My Father’s House, a homeless shelter in Paola where I volunteer, I was shocked to find out he was there for me. What unfolded afterwards was equally surprising. See, I was negatively profiled this week. On Monday I paid for my gas at the pump at a station [...]

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Wet Hands, Paper Towels, And Votes . . .

By Jeremy Gulley As I stood at in the bathroom of Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, the urgency of the upcoming election became unavoidably clear to me. This year there are many important issues being discussed by politicians, news writers, and everyone who has the ability to project an opinion: gun control, health-care reform, the [...]

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Staying In the Game

Beth at the end of her first ultra-marathon

By Jeremy Gulley Running is an addiction. For me, however, running is more fun when I worry less about my personal times and focus instead on supporting other people. Don’t get me wrong, I love to train hard and push myself to go longer distances and at faster times, but I think when we do [...]

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Learning A Lesson From History

By Jeremy Gulley As a teacher, I am often humbled by my own assignments. This summer, my Composition II class is spending time at the Miami County Historical Museum. Their assignment is to find something interesting about Miami County and write about it. I asked them to find a new angle if possible, and then [...]

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By Beth Gulley Going to watch fireworks on the 4th of July, eating fried chicken with family, and swimming at the lake, these are all 4th of July week traditions people enjoy. My own family engaged in several of our favorite traditions this week, too. We rented a car, drove to St. Charles, Missouri, and [...]

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Take A Risk

By Jeremy Gulley For the last ten years, a friend of mine has been working with his dad on a twin engine plane. They have rebuilt, painted, fixed, and tweaked it, going through ups and downs, good days and bad days, but did it all together. This week, they took it up in the air [...]

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FSCC iPad Technology

Kevin Gray   When people think of the iPad, they seldom think about a multitude of classroom uses. Or library uses. Or museum uses. Most people think iPads, and they immediately see individuals in coffee shops hunched over or leaning back in a relaxed fashion reading.   But picture a small scale technology easily used [...]

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