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An Essay to Friends, Tolerance and the Power of Words

Mike Padgett -

Aug. 31, 2011 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Let me tell you about two of my best friends. They may not fully realize the roles they played in teaching me the power of words. Their encouragement and trust changed my world. I have many acquaintances. Most are talented, hard-charging journalists and photographers. Some are business leaders. But […]

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‘Land of Oz’ Nickname Fits Australia’s Magic

Mike Padgett -

April 20, 2010 MELBOURNE, Australia – The wheels are coming up on this steel bird lifting off from the Land of Oz. Our United Airlines 747 climbs easily, pointed east from Melbourne, bound for Sydney. There we’ll change planes for a nonstop flight to Los Angeles. The 747 crew’s commentary fades as I look back […]

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