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Do You Have What It Takes?

In August we had the privilege of producing a video about a school backpack charity event. What struck me most in watching this event unfold was the evidence of commitment. Sure, there’s the

commitment of the hundreds of volunteers who collect school items, pack school bags and distribute them. It pales in comparison to the commitment of the families who come to get the backpacks. Continue reading

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Do You Live in Courage?

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, the day we honor all armed service veterans and celebrate the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. In a way, it’s a day to celebrate living in courage. I’m convinced that if

Do you live in courage? Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog hats off, 3 refs on the field during the National anthem, US flag on the jumbotron in background

Courage exists in many forms and can be found anywhere.

you have never served in the military, you can not fully know the courage it takes to go into battle and to fight. To live inside a war and knowingly put yourself in harm’s way. To risk being maimed. To kill or be killed. Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

I was married to a musician for more than a dozen years. Before we met, he had very nearly become engaged to another woman. She was a string player and I had the

The Sound of Silence, Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog, Three conifers at the edge of the Grand Canyon

We must look beyond what is right in front of us so we see the entire picture.

pleasure of meeting her about six years into our marriage. The music man would from time to time tell me that had they married, they’ve have divorced by now. I’d ask him what he meant, but he’d never explain further.  He’d stay silent, unwilling to share what was in his heart with his life partner. Continue reading

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