A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

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Randy stands in a room with green walls, in a plaid button-down shirt and red tie, speaking into headphones, mid-gesture.
17 Jan
2021
Our virtual school presentations adapt for today

"Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games” – Babe Ruth More than a decade of presenting in schools allowed us to adapt

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Two masked women walk down a path with a long practice harness between them.
10 Jan
2021
Guide Dog Update and Training Innovations during COVID-19

I’ve been without a Guide Dog for a little while now and folks continue to ask me regularly about it Guide Dogs for the Blind is

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Randy in Patriot Santa hat and 2020 Vision Quest/Gate City Strider Shirt runs on his treadmill
02 Jan
2021
Running out the clock on 2020 earns a respite

On the final day of 2020 I stepped onto the treadmill for a 62-mile run which was relatively short for me this year It brought my total

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A golden retriever puppy wearing a green service vest.
28 Dec
2020
Make a difference in the New Year

Help us better the world Donate by December 31

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Randy, Tracy, and Nama all pose in a snowy yard. Randy and Tracy are wearing Santa hats (Randy's being a Patriots version). Everyone is smiling and looking festive.
20 Dec
2020
My Christmas Card to You

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want but the realization of how much you already have” --Anonymous “Now is

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Randy sits cross-legged on his treadmill wearing his Patriots jersey (number 54), looking up at a small statue of Buddha, appearing contemplative.
07 Dec
2020
Deeper introspections on 54 miles run on my treadmill

Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs ― Buddha Before I even begin my attempt to run 54 miles on my

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Golden retriever puppy with a green sign saying "Guide Dog Puppy" in front of a wooded background.
30 Nov
2020
Giving my gratitude for the matching grant announcement – Coming on Dec. 1

It has been difficult to witness the significant, though understandable, impact of COVID-19 on the fundraising side of our charitable

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A Thanksgiving cornucopia of fruits and gourds of the season, surrounded by candles, with a bright sunlit window behind it.
23 Nov
2020
A very 2020 Thanksgiving

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life It turns what we have into enough, and more It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to

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A pair of feet in blue shoes with bright green laces walk a tighrope, with a city green in the background far below.
16 Nov
2020
Exploring and using our fears

“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship” —Louisa May Alcott There’s an irony in how often we fear

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Deo Mwano, standing with open arms on the street.
08 Nov
2020
Future In Sight strides forward to reach underserved communities

"As part of our mission, we have long felt passionate about understanding and delivering on the needs of those who live with profound

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