0125_Strangers on a train find friendship_by John Newkirk, columnist_find it in July 27, 2016 edition of The Columbine Courier, other papers, and also in this post that has links to John’s supporting information

Donna Jack
August 13, 2016 – 3:43 p.m./
Aug 15, 2016 added John’s article with live hyperlink

Last evening, as I was leaving the home of a friend, she told me of John Newkirk’s  July Column that she had thoroughly enjoyed.  It was in The Columbine Courier.  His columns also appear in the Canyon Courier, Golden Transcript and other papers  printed in Jefferson County, Colorado.

When I asked my friend if I could borrow the article, she gladly gave it to me to keep.

If you find that you like John’s writing, let Doug Bell know.  He is the Editor.  (303) 350-1039

Preview of John’s column:

During this past summer, John Newkirk and his family took a trip to Europe, in celebration of his parents’ 65th wedding anniversary.  That indeed was something to celebrate as a family.

You will be fascinated by  his fine piece of writing, as you ride along with John and his family, on a train in Europe.  And as you are drawn into this snapshot, you will find  geography, history, current events, observations, philosophy, surprises, destruction and kindness  — eventually being asked to look ahead and recognize that you will face choices in the future to destroy or to comfort.


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