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Stephen Raclaw's Blog – September 2015 Archive (2)

Perception versus Reality

Perception has a few different meanings.  For the basis of this blog, I am referring to it as “a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression.”

Reality on the other hand is something very different.  It is defined as “The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an…


Added by Stephen Raclaw on September 29, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Dealing with retirement

Retirement, it’s a word that is used to formally say you’re transitioning from the active duty as a firefighter to “civilian” life.  For some it’s a dream, for others it may be a curse.  Sadly, some will never see it.

When I started out, I know it would happen someday.  That someday was far off in my dreams.  I wanted to do this job for as long as I can and they would have to force me to go.  That was…


Added by Stephen Raclaw on September 21, 2015 at 9:46pm — 1 Comment

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