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Keith Seckel
Works at Benton Hospice Service
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Lives in Salem, OR
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What I Think About When I Run
Today I ran 19 miles . It took me a little under four hours of time all by myself. Some people have asked me "What do you think about when you are out running for hours at a time?" Sometimes I listen to music, a podcast, or an audiobook. But other times I f...
Today I ran 19 miles. It took me a little under four hours of time all by myself. Some people have asked me "What do you think about when you are out running for hours at a time?" Sometimes I listen to music, a podcast, or an...
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LOL -- sort of -- read the post you silly man! =)
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Loving the Me I Used to Hate
This is a link to a very powerful video about body image and self acceptance For those (probably very very few of you) who have never struggled with body image, please watch this video and learn what it is like to feel fearful, shameful, and even unlovable ...
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Running (Further) Into My Self
Here's a link to the run I went on today : The hills were pretty difficult at times, but overall it was a good run and I tried to just enjoy myself and not think about pace. As I was out there, I thought about a  friend who is a new runner. I've been runnin...
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Strike, Shadow, Strike!
Because of my work as a Hospice Nurse I no longer recoil from death and dying as I once did. But so many people still do. A chief desire of mine is to help people overcome this fear and loathing. I want people to see past it; to look beneath it to see the h...
Because of my work as a Hospice Nurse I no longer recoil from death and dying as I once did. But so many people still do. A chief desire of mine is to help people overcome this fear and loathing. I want people to see past it;...
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Hmmm. So if it was in a frame on the wall, would you say you have 22 pictures, or perhaps just 1 picture of 22 things?
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I understand, Lynda, maybe Keith will introduce us some day. 
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Dear G+ -- perhaps people will post more if you would allow integration with Twitter and Instagram...
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I first posted this a few years ago, and it is so wonderfully compelling and poignant, I had to share it again: A PRAYER TO THE GOD WHO FELL FROM HEAVEN ~ By John Shea If you had stayed tightfisted in the sky and watched us thrash with all the patience of a...
I first posted this a few years ago, and it is so wonderfully compelling and poignant, I had to share it again: A PRAYER TO THE GOD WHO FELL FROM HEAVEN ~ By John Shea If you had stayed tightfisted in the sky and watched us...
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I'm Still Just Me, even After 'After'.
Recently an acquaintance gestured toward me and said to someone I was with: "Look at him, he's so fit! I hate him!" and we all laughed. ...but it made me think, and ponder. And then my courageous friend Darcy put this blog post on Facebook. It is a wonderfu...
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Apparently I'm a Guardian/Protector as well as an Idealist/Counselor. Hmmm, that's me, pegged!
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Having had the honor and privilege of being the closing speaker at TEDxSalem 2013, I'm THRILLED to be a Speaker Liaison for two of this year's outstanding speakers. Check out the Statesman Journal article today ... and then go get your tickets, people!!!
14 different innovators and leaders from around the Northwest give 18-minute or less talks
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and I can say, "I know that guy!" Proud of you Keith!
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A Fatherless Man's Reflection on Manhood and Not Being a Father on Father's Day
Preface Many women who are not moms (whether they wanted to be moms or not) have written about how it feels to be a "Woman who is not a mom" on Mother's Day. I empathize with them, and want to share a bit about my own feelings of being a man who is not a fa...
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I'm stoked for my opportunity to speak @ TEDxSalem next month! Here's my official Speaker Announcement. http://tedxsalem.us/speaker-announcement-facing-death-so-you-can-live/
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Work
Occupation
RN Case Manager
Employment
  • Benton Hospice Service
    RN Case Manager, 2014 - present
  • Willamette Valley Hospice
    RN Clinical Manager, 2010 - 2014
  • Willamette Valley Hospice
    RN Case Manager, 2007 - 2010
  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics
    RN -- Orthopaedic Spine Center, 2001 - 2007
  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics
    RN -- Stanford Home Care, 2000 - 2001
  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics
    RN -- Ortho Med/Surg, 1998 - 2000
  • Industrial Devices Corporation
    Applications Engineer, 1989 - 1992
  • US Navy
    Nuclear Field / Electronics Technician, 1983 - 1989
Places
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Currently
Salem, OR
Previously
Oregon City, OR - Great Lakes, IL - Orlando, FL - Saratoga Springs, NY - Alameda, CA - San Bruno, CA - Pacifica, CA - San Mateo, CA - Redwood City, CA
Story
Tagline
Pilgrim | Can Opener | Translator | Runner | Hospice Nurse | Husband | Oregonian | Introvert
Introduction
I have a passion for running, loving, and living life to the full (not necessarily in that order)
Bragging rights
I'm not into bragging
Education
  • Life
    Becoming the best me I can become, 1965 - present
  • Oregon City High School
    Avoiding getting beat up, 1981 - 1983
  • US Navy School of Hard Knocks
    Growing up, 1983 - 1989
  • City College of San Francisco
    Nursing, 1996 - 1997
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Gender
Male
Other names
Can Opener Boy