Monthly Archives: June 2015

Gate Guard Journal – Chapter 3: The Trophy

When it seems that we’re simply spinning our wheels, getting nowhere; that is just the time to pause and realize that touching the life of one single person can have a profound, positive effect. Gate Guard Journal Chapter 3: The … Continue reading

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Gate Guard Journal – Chapter 2: The Truck Driver

Sometimes, when we least expect it, a miracle comes to us. Gate Guard Journal Chapter 2: The Truck Driver By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, a big 18-wheeler moving van came to my Gatehouse. The truck driver was by himself. The … Continue reading

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Reviving “Eagle Scout”

Reviving “Eagle Scout” By Richard Mabey Jr. I am going through the painful process of going through stuff, giving stuff away to nonprofit organizations, and throwing stuff out. At 61, it isn’t a bad idea to do this. I came … Continue reading

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Gate Guard Journal: The Brat

There is nothing glamorous about being a Gate Guard. It requires standing on your feet for six hours at a time; in the midst of the hot, blistering sun. Gate Guard Journal: The Brat By Richard Mabey Jr. I never … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Necessary To Retreat

From about 1992 till 2005, I wrote well over 300 articles on the history of my old hometown of Lincoln Park. These articles were published in various regional weekly newspapers. The most recent articles of any given month, went on … Continue reading

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Reflections Of Writing In Central Pennsylvania

My desk at my home in Central Pennsylvania. The sun had already set when I had taken this picture. My window looked out to the Allegheny Mountains. Reflections Of Writing In Central Pennsylvania By Richard Mabey Jr. In 2005, I … Continue reading

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My Father’s Good Works As An Evangelist

From the mid 1970’s till the late 1990’s, my dad presented many evangelical sermons at church conferences and lay witness meetings. My Father’s Good Works As An Evangelist By Richard Mabey Jr. My father was an incredibly talented speaker. He … Continue reading

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