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Dr. William F. Cummings is an internationally known scholar, consultant, teacher and speaker. His multi-faceted career has taken him across the United States, Europe, and the Far East, and inside the world’s most powerful corporations, as well as its most prestigious universities.

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    DR. CUMMINGS: Don’t underthink it

    D.T. Wallace wrote a letter to the editors last Tuesday about my column on questioning faith and made this statement:

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    DR. CUMMINGS: Trading marbles

    When I was a kid, I remember drawing a big circle in the dirt on the outskirts of the playground. Tommy put in his five marbles, and I put in mine. Both of us checked each other’s marbles for scratches, and then we shot for the wall to see who played first. I won. I knelt down, pulled out...

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    DR. CUMMINGS: Questioning faith

    Why is it so difficult to question Faith? We question everything else. Is it because faith is so personal and private and particular to our own very deep convictions? We all think that our faith is right, don’t we? At least it’s right for us, otherwise we’d change it. But many...

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    DR. CUMMINGS: Engaged residents

    Has our community gone to hell in a handbasket? The Market Street consultants from Atlanta think so. They confirmed what we already knew: We can’t retain our college graduates; we’re sliding further into poverty; even with our massive medical infrastructure, we still have “poor...

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    DR. CUMMINGS: To tell the truth

    “Well, to tell the truth ... .” Why do we say this? Do we mean that -- just this once -- we’re going to break down and be truthful? Or is this phrase a cover-up and a spin because we really are going to lie? How many times have you heard this phrase, and how many times have ...

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    DR.CUMMINGS: The Catholic Church

    The Catholic Church is changing. It used to be rigid. Back in the 1930s when I grew up on the south side of Chicago, Catholics stayed in their own neighborhoods, dated and married “their own kind” and never ever went inside a Protestant Church, let alone (God help us) a Jewish synagogue...

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    DR. CUMMINGS: It’s a promise

    Four weeks ago, I wrote:

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    DR. BILL CUMMINGS: Old age

    I heard on the radio today that old age starts at 80. I guess that means me. Funny, I don’t feel old. Oh, I’ve got bad knees and arthritic fingers and flabby muscles, but my mind is just as sharp -- maybe sharper -- than it was when I was 50. And that’s a fact.

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    DR. CUMMINGS: The wind beneath my wings

    Last weekend at the Monroe County Relay for Life, my wife and I were mesmerized by the rich, powerful, baritone voice of Robert Ogletree, who looks and sings like a young Paul Robeson. He stood before the crowd of his fellow cancer survivors and belted out: “You Are The Wind Beneath My Wings...

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    DR. CUMMINGS: Our crime problem

    My colleague, Dave Oedel, thinks our sheriff’s office is slacking off so I drove down and talked to Sheriff David Davis. Last Sunday, Oedel said the sheriff should identify the “hot spots” in our county. The sheriff gave me a list of 58 specific “hot spots” that...

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