Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Gift of Finding Purpose

A rare photo of myself during my “bearded period,” with three scouts of Boy Scout Troop 170, at the 1985 Boy Scout National Jamboree. I found this photo in my dad’s collection of scout pictures. The Gift of Finding Purpose … Continue reading

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Remembering Thomas Wolfe

Remembering Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1967, between having graduated from Chapel Hill School and starting Boonton High School, I read Thomas Wolfe’s novel, Look Homeward, Angel. I read it as one of the books … Continue reading

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Never Give Up On Your Dream!

  These are two pictures of the actual wallet that I kept by my bedside, and under my pillow, when I was 12 years old and battled a very serious bout with rheumatic fever. The drawing of the Eagle Scout medal is … Continue reading

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Earl Hamner Jr. Was Right, You Can’t Get There From Here

Earl Hamner Jr. Was Right, You Can’t Get There From Here By Richard Mabey Jr. You Can’t Get There From Here is the title of a novel, which was written by the great author Earl Hamner Jr. It runs a … Continue reading

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