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Spectrum Connection: April 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Gut Feeling Melanie wrote about BYOG, “bring your own guts”, a few editions ago. I like that. It takes guts to face down tough times or a tough opponent. Guts can certainly be another word for courage I guess, which is different than a gut feeling. I get gut…

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Spectrum Connection: March 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Perspective In reflecting on where we are, where I currently am, I reflected back a year and took an excerpt out of one of my Spectrum Connection notes. This is what I wrote: “It’s dark out. It is supposed to be dark out. It is 3:30 a.m., and I…

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Spectrum Connection: February 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Dignity The other day I was stopped at a traffic light, on my way back to the office from an appointment. While waiting, I couldn’t help but notice a woman and a man that were about to cross the road, and I was intrigued by what I saw. Why,…

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Spectrum Connection: January 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: The River There are lots of rivers, often representing boundaries of a city or state. While most have bridges to cross them, they all represent a challenge or an obstacle to one who wants to get to the other side. In our lives, we all face obstacles and challenges…which…

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Spectrum Connection: December 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: A Novel -The Book of COVID The final month, the final chapter of the year 2020. I know it is likely popular to issue statements like, GOOD RIDDANCE, and Bye Felicia! I am tempted to join that band wagon. But the reality is, the calendar year is merely symbolic.…

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Spectrum Connection: November 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Signs Signs are seemingly everywhere in our life. Some are posted, some are informational, some are directional, some we feel, and there are the signs of the times. All sorts of signs. As of late, I have been seeing / feeling a sign that says, “ROAD CLOSED, Detour Ahead”.…

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Spectrum Connection: October 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Inertia Inertia Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to change in its velocity, which includes change to speed or direction of motion. It is also Newton’s (Isaac Newton, not Fig Newton) First Law of Motion; he has three you know. Newton’s Law says an object at rest…

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Spectrum Connection: September 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Tethered? Te t h e r e d Tethered: verb – to tie with a rope or chain so as to restrict movement. Tie with a rope or chain. What are some things that get tethered? A hot air balloon gets teth-ered. Horses get tethered. I bet you can…

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Spectrum Connection: August 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Why Not Me? Hours go by.  Days turn into weeks.  Weeks into months. This is 2020, trudging along…slowly. 2020 came up on my Yelp account, I gave it NO stars. Ha, just joking. Here we are, already in August, and one thing that the pandemic HAS NOT affected is…

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Spectrum Unity Message

Spectrum is Here for You We are 3 months into what seems to be our new reality, and we just can’t seem to get used to not seeing your faces. We miss you dearly and are praying for each of you to stay safe and healthy, both physically and mentally, during this time. We hope…

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