Learning a life lesson from John the hitchhiker

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It was about five years ago, the day after Christmas, and I was racing to get back to Silver City, NM from a trip to visit family in Tucson, AZ. I had an obligation that afternoon so I was going as fast as the law would allow.

Just as I was turning into the last highway leading into Silver City, I noticed a man walking on the right-hand side of the road. He didn’t have his finger…



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