• Brent Cannedy

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    Anytime I hear a song by Chicago, and specifically from albums 16 or 17, I am carried back to my sophomore and junior years in high school.  I think this is in part because both albums had singles in heavy airplay as either new releases or recurrent singles during those years- Chicago was hot...

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    An Anniversary: Six Months of Silence

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    For many people, today has probably been a pretty normal (if not a low-key) day outside of a few major news items.  Today, disco icon Donna Summers passed away.  Tomorrow, Facebook drops its I.P.O. and reaps a whirlwind of capital.   Those are the highs and lows of the news day for today, a...

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    Puerto Rico, Day 9

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    On Friday morning, our team arose for our last full day in Puerto Rico, and again, we were happy to enjoy the day primarily as tourists. After a cheery breakfast in the facility’s cafeteria which was followed by the morning’s devotion, our group boarded the three vans and under sunny skies set out north...

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    Puerto Rico, Day 8

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    On Thursday, our group got to take a break during the day from regular work activities, and enjoy some time playing tourists.  It was also a special day for us because two people with us had decided to get baptized when we went to the beach- and today was beach day. After breakfast, we...

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    Puerto Rico, Day 7

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    After maintaining decorum by posting notes five nights in a row while in Puerto Rico (6 if you count the day before we left), I ran into a mental block called tiredness and stalled on my up-to-the-day reporting.  What follows is my effort to recover my memories of what happened on day 7. Day...

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    Puerto Rico, Day 6

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    After maintaining decorum by posting notes five nights in a row (6 if you count the day before we left), I ran into a mental block called tiredness and stalled on my up-to-the-day reporting.  What follows is my effort to recover my memories of what happened on day 6. After breakfast and a morning...

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    Puerto Rico, Day 5

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    I lost grip on keeping up the blog daily yesterday. I was so tired last night I thought I would be able to recall day 5 today, and day 6 has had a slew of memories all of its own. I have a horrible memory, and have lost some of day 5. I’ll remember...

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    Puerto Rico, Day 4

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    Today was Sunday, and so our team sent three parties to three different churches for services this morning. One group went to the church in the city we went to yesterday, Arecibo. Another group, which included my brother, went to a church in Ponce on the south coast. The group I was in went...

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    Puerto Rico, Day 2

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    It’s been a good day. We slept really solidly last night and got up late for breakfast, which is our M.O.  After breakfast in the lodge- scrambled eggs, cream of wheat, and bagels- and a devotional, the different teams split off to their assignments. As part of the construction team, we drove to the...

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