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Living with Fear

Living with Fear

by Pat Farrell I, like many of you, do not like being afraid. It is such an insecure, unstable place of needless worry. Sometimes fear hits us suddenly, but more…

The Calling on Your Life

The Calling on Your Life

by Pat Farrell Make no mistake – You have a calling on your life. A calling is a term that I love to use because it means there is something on this…

The Tattoo

The Tattoo

by Pat Farrell I saw him enter the gym as I was finishing on the elliptical glider. You couldn’t help but notice him as he was covered in tattoos. “What…

A Light in the Dark

A Light in the Dark

by Pat Farrell This is a story I need to tell again and again. I remember one night when my dog got me up at 12:30AM. Most of the time,…

Grounded in Love

Grounded in Love

By Pat Farrell What is it that sets some healthcare providers apart from others? That was something I contemplated on a recent hospital visit. I watched, listened and “felt” the…

Pulaski County’s Crossroads

Dear Editor: Several news reports characterized the bond referendum decision as a crossroads for Pulaski County. That decision became more than a decision to build a middle school; it became…

Endless Love: Caring for someone with a terminal illness

Endless Love: Caring for someone with a terminal illness

by Pat Farrell I know many people who have taken on a new role in their life: caregiver. It is challenging to care for a loved one suffering with a…

Let’s put on thinking caps

Dear Editor: We were invited to a meeting to inform us of options available for renovating Dublin Middle School or going $47 million ($70 million with interest) in debt for a…

Thinking long term

I will start by stating that I never have or never will have a child in our school system. However, that does not mean that I do not care deeply…

Home away from home

I’m sure by now everyone has heard all the pros and cons for building a new middle school. There is no denying that there is a great need for this…