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Notes From Lucky Lake

Blog by Ray Smilor
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Developing a Calling

Becoming a teacher was a long and winding road for me.  When I was a boy, I never consider teaching as a possible career much less a...

The Trump Memorial

The Smilor Post Fort Worth, Texas September 12, 2020 The White House today announced formal plans to establish the Trump Memorial.  White...

Trump's Fight Song

The Committee to Re-elect President Trump excitedly announced today the new fight song for the President's re-election campaign.  The...

An Origin Story

Most couples have an origin story.  A retelling of how they met, how they learned about one another, how they fell in love. If the couple...

Don the Weatherman

One of my favorite movies is Groundhog Day.  You know the story. Phil the Weatherman, played by Bill Murray, is trapped in the nightmare...

Becoming Type B

Heat-seeking missile.  That's how someone, whom I was trying to hire, once described me. He had gone through a final round of interviews...

The Start of a Calling

I knew I was in trouble as soon as I walked into the classroom. Twelve desks and chairs were piled together and pushed against the wall....

Quantity Time

I used to be a firm believer in quality time.  When my two sons were pre-adolescent boys, I tried to spend time with them, but it seemed...

Opportunity and the Unexpected

Opportunity lies hidden in the unexpected. Waiting in the recesses of the surprising, lingering in the openings of the unconventional and...

Reverend Mr. President

Trump becomes minister; sells bibles Breaking News The Smilor Post Fort Worth, Texas June 8, 2020 The White House announced today that...

Are you ready for some football?

The NFL draft starts Thursday. Oh, heart be still!  I have to admit, I'm ready for some football. I've tried to get my fill of football...

Unbelievable... Really?

In the midst of our self-isolation, I have been watching reruns of most any sport I can find on cable.  I'm desperate. And, in listening...

Remembering Stuffing and Aluminum Foil

When I was a boy, my family had traditions around important holidays like Easter. Our traditions started weeks before Easter Sunday with th

A Question in Verse

I wonder whether there is a chance that President Trump's core base of support might begin to show signs of cracking in the midst of the...

Trump Resigns!

I wanted to get this breaking news to you as quickly as possible. TRUMP RESIGNS! Washington D. C. In a shocking development from the...

Ultra Racing

On our kitchen counter is a framed quote that Judy and I like to reflect upon: "You are stronger than you think you are. You can do more...

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