The Wall That Heals in York, Maine

The Wall That Heals in York, Maine

The Wall that Heals is the replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. It visited York, Maine on Labor Weekend 1998. I was asked to pray and speak at the religious ceremony on Sunday afternoon September 6. The Cape Neddick Baptist Church choir also sang during...
Joining Them on the Journey

Joining Them on the Journey

Whose footsteps are you walking in? Who left you an example to emulate? Dad wrote that his life was made easier by choosing to follow in the footsteps of his brother, Dr. Irwin K. Stone, M.D. (1920-2008), an internist in Watertown, New York. Irwin built model...
When Do We Call It Quits

When Do We Call It Quits

Some organizations need a funeral because their purpose has expired. Take for instance the Hump Pilots Association(HPA). It officially shut its door in 2005, sixty years after it was organized for the purpose of keeping the bonds of service in the...
Labels, Racism and Change

Labels, Racism and Change

Eric Metaxas’ book 7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness contains a chapter about Rosa Parks, the mother of the U. S. Civil Rights Movement. When I read it, I realized that Dad and Rosa were in Montgomery, Alabama in 1941 when Dad attended flight school at...
A Giant of a Mentor: Dr. George Hoyt Whipple, M.D.

A Giant of a Mentor: Dr. George Hoyt Whipple, M.D.

Mentors come in many shapes and sizes. One of Dad’s mentors at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry was the founding Dean, Dr. George Hoyt Whipple, M.D. Dad graduated the same year Dr. Whipple stepped down as Dean. Dr. Whipple was a well-known...