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Benjamin J. Carey
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Author of Barefoot in November, Runner, Football Coach, Survivor, Speaker, Devoted Father & Husband -- Living a Story, as Donald Miller would say.
Author of Barefoot in November, Runner, Football Coach, Survivor, Speaker, Devoted Father & Husband -- Living a Story, as Donald Miller would say.

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Sunrise and IHOP
To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. —Euripides read more blog posts  
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Flashbulb Memories
"T ime is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away." - Marcus Aurelius Time is a funny thing. When you are young it g...
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Dad, you saved that boy's life.
"D ad!" yelled my 12 year old daughter as we were all sitting on the beach drying off.  We had just come in from swimming in the ocean, and were sitting on towels. In an uncanny coincidence I had just finished lecturing my 9 year old daredevil son on how it...
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Country Mothers
T his is a tribute to all the Country Mothers out there. Matriarchs. The foundation of everything; having withstood the strongest of storms, and serving as living examples of values to be cherished. Majestic oak trees with deep roots, strong trunks, and wid...
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Can We Go and See the Sunrise?
I t was one of those things that brings you back and stops you in your tracks for a moment; reminding you how impressionable children are, and how big the world seems to them. My 9 year old is learning about the solar system in school and has been chatting ...
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“I think the big thing, like being told any news of this type, is the sheer disbelief"
Congratulations on a fantastic site, thank-you!! I live in Northern Ireland and underwent open heart surgery (triple bypass) in Sept 2012 at aged 46. The following is a recent extract which goes some way to telling my story. I managed to complete the cycle ...
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"...My first reaction....was: disbelief, denial, anger...."
Benjamin – Thank you for the web site and your book Barefoot in November. My sister Claire came across your web site last week and ordered your book for me which I received yesterday.   I stayed up last evening to read your account of your surgery and post-...
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Dr. Allan S. Stewart has Joined Mount Sinai Hospital
Dear Readers, I frequently receive inquiries about my heart surgeon Dr. Allan S. Stewart . He left New York-Presbyterian last fall, and is now heading up the Aortic Surgery and Valve Center at Mount Sinai Hospital . He's a Professor, a Surgeon, and an Innov...
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