When I write about legacy, I prefer to emphasize the positive. There are many good people touching the lives of others because they choose to make a difference, and their contributions deserve to be celebrated. But every now and then, I cannot turn away from a different kind of legacy. It is one that casts a shadow of pain and injustice. MORE
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Legacy Line Blog
Posted on November 11, 2014
I was about six years old when, while rummaging through a closet in my parents’ room, I stumbled upon what was, for me, treasure…two green uniform jackets bearing insignia of the United States Army. My eyes went wide with curiosity as I ran my hands over the rough fabric, brass buttons and chevrons on the sleeves. One of the jackets was larger than the other; cut differently and had a few more stripes on the sleeve. I pulled the jackets down from their hangers and slipped my arms into the way-too-long sleeves, wearing each of them for a few minutes, wondering why my parents would be in possession of these amazing articles of clothing. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 20, 2014
The mission of THE POWER OF LEGACY is to encourage men and women to become personal heroes by touching the lives of others in positive ways. Even the smallest act of kindness and compassion may have far reaching effects.
A very close friend told me about an experience that he had while travelling recently in France. He is confined to a wheelchair due to Multiple Sclerosis but although his body may have limitations, his mind and his will certainly have none. He and his wife travel extensively and he drinks in every moment of life’s flavors, in part because he knows how fleeting life can be. While walking, or rolling, through the cobblestone streets of a historic city they spied an ice cream shop. Because there was no wheelchair accessible way for my friend to enter the shop, his wife went in to order a couple of treats while he remained on the sidewalk. The sky had become overcast with rain-swollen clouds swirling ominously overhead and before the young man behind the counter could complete the sundaes that had been ordered, the clouds burst. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 13, 2014
Brittany Maynard is 29 years old, beautiful and bright. Brittany Maynard is an intelligent and compassionate woman. Brittany Maynard is dying.
Death walks in our shadow each day that we live. No one is untouched by its specter and as we journey through life, pain and grief shall touch us as those we love are taken into its dark embrace. So why is the impending death of Brittany Maynard capturing the attention of the world? Read the rest of this entry »