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At Kokomo’s Jackson Morrow Park, Marylu and I were hiking. We like to walk several times a week, and a walk in the woods can add an pleasant environment. I decided to take a short cut near the creek…I thought the ground was solid, but I immediately sunk in mud up to my thigh! And I wasn’t dressed for a rigorous hike -- had on a pair of new dress pants.

Somehow, Marylu got the stains out.

My experience illustrates what happens so often in life: we are taken by surprise with trouble or messy situations. Sometimes it is caused by our own stupidity, as in my situation. Sometimes we are simply passive victims.


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