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Michael Henderson: Passes at the age of 71 – I still can't believe this has actually happened, but it has. My reflections are here...

But Sometimes People Come Back to You:

As some of you are aware, I have been sending private emails out advising you on how to make sure that Soul-Patrol emails don't get sent to your SPAM folder. One of the things that has resulted is me reconnecting with many of you here, that I haven't had any "one on one" communication (email, phone calls, etc.) with, in many years. That has been a sheer delight and I am thankful for those conversations!

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Originally posted and borrowed from Debi Jackson (formerly of WBLS in NYC):


Not sure who wrote this, but it’s deep:

” Every minute someone leaves this world behind. We are all in “the line” without knowing it. We never know how many people are before us. 

We cannot move to the back of the line. 

We cannot step out of the line.

We cannot avoid the line. 

So, while we wait in line -

Make moments count

Make priorities

Make the time

Make your gifts known 

Make a nobody feel like a somebody

Make your voice heard 

Make the small things big

Make someone smile

Make the change

Make love

Make up

Make peace 

Make sure to tell your people they are loved

Make sure to have no regrets

Make sure you are ready"

This Newsletter - please explore the rest of this newsletter and give me some feedback, in particular the tribute to the late Michael Henderson, which includes two essays (from myself and Carlton J. Smith), A new page on the Historic Black Swan Record Label A new release Missing You" from Vern VA" Allison out of the Mighty Dells camp - Let us know what you think?), Plus a heavenly Happy Birthday to our friend Harvey Fuqua.

Thanks (& stay safe)

Bob Davis -


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