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The following is not meant to disparage the Bible in any way. I’m a non-denominational Christian, former Catholic, man and I believe with all my heart and soul. This is more meant to show you what God has done for me and share some insight on how the world AND GOD have been present in my own life. My hope is that it can help at least one person out there today, and honestly it helps me just to write it down because we live in a world I no longer recognize. 😉 I’m sure I’m not the only one who has that opinion.

God is good to me and I believe in sharing my blessings so I’d like to dedicate this to my new friend Danny. No I’m not gay but I do love Danny, just as I love ALL my friends.

For those who don’t know I recently, in the last year, had surgeries to restore my vision. At one time DC Clothesline was ranked higher than almost every newspaper website in America. I never overtook The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times or The LA Times. I’m jealous. 🙂 But one guy with a computer, and many friends, was able to beat the rest so don’t tell me miracles don’t happen. I’m living proof.

So anyway I’m starting over and some old readers, who stuck with me, have told me to get back to where I started, so that’s what I’m doing today. Some things in my life have been way more important to share than what Donald Trump, or Ron DeSantis, did today and this is one of those stories.

I spent my first three years of high school in a Seminary (Now Savior of the World Pastoral Center in KCK). True story. Eventually I found out I liked women a lot and wanted to go to a “normal” high school, so I found myself transferring to Bishop Ward in Kansas City for my Senior Year. Awesome experience with pretty girls everywhere. LOL But I didn’t really know how to talk to women yet, and still don’t, so I spent my time standing out academically. I tried but just didn’t know what I was doing folks. Stupid seminary! It ruined me. That was a joke of course. 😉

At any rate academics in a Seminary are taken very seriously. By time I got to my senior year at Ward I already had enough credits to graduate, minus a couple of required courses. I actually had study halls for two hours per day and took many electives. There just weren’t enough classes left for me to take. I’m serious. That’s how good the seminary education was.

So, at Ward I got to take some “electives” in 1987 and one of those was a community service class which has changed my life forever. I volunteered for an hour a day at Kansas School for the Visually Handicapped. Funny. I googled that and now it’s Kansas School for the Blind. So much for the political correctness. “Visually Handicapped” is now “blind.” KSVH is now KSB.

So what does some high school bozo do when volunteering with blind kids? They had me play sports with them. Awesome! I sucked at sports but loved them. This was my dream job.

Imagine bowling with blind kids and losing. Yes I suck folks. “Oh Jerry you only knocked down three pins.”

“Dean that was a strike Dean. I could hear it.”

I should have volunteered at Kansas School for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb (KSBDD) because I wasn’t able to fool these kids at all. I bowled with them, worked out with them, played basketball with them, etc.

Yes they beat me at basketball too. 😉 The truth sucks sometimes.

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I loved those kids and it was, by far, one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life. I didn’t want to leave high school. I made friends and still wanted one of those “friends” to be my “girlfriend” but life didn’t work out that way. It was time to graduate and move on to college.

I had straight A’s in school and a really good ACT score and those scores were sent to schools like Georgetown and Notre Dame but I didn’t even bother applying. I don’t know what my plan was but I wasn’t going to college. I turned down a full scholarship offer to Kansas City Kansas Community College, that my High School counselor tried to arrange, because I felt I was too good for that school. Yes I had and still have an ego, but I’m also lazy. I’m sure I could have gone to any of my top choices with at least a partial scholarship, but… paperwork. Not my thing folks. I sent them my scores and didn’t even apply.

So I decided not to go. In my mind I was too smart for college. LOL But my lifelong friend, who I met at the Seminary, convinced me to go with him to Washburn University in Topeka Kansas where the story continues…

OK I have almost no athletic talent. I was always that “bench” player in school who only got to play during “slop time” which is when the game is already decided and the coach “clears the bench.” So how was I going to do sports in college? I became an organizer/coach for intramurals teams. Intramurals are for guys like me who want to play but aren’t good enough to play for the school teams. I am so bad that unless I organized the teams, I was not going to get picked for any team. So that’s what I did.

We had an undefeated basketball team going into the playoffs one season. Yes I’m serious. We lost because they threw out a guy named David Banks who used to play for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. With him gone, and Thomas Andrews (all Naval team) having a twisted ankle we got blown out in the first round of the playoffs. But let me get back to the point of this article… The “Ice Box” Ron Blocker!

Ice Box was a huge guy. He probably stood 6-5 and weighed about 350. He was legally blind but loved sports. I just talked to Jim, my best friend, 2 minutes ago and he reminded me that “Ice Box” had special “sports” goggles. LOL Those were the days.

At any rate with an NBA player and an all Naval team guy on our roster we had a lot of blowouts and one time I actually got to put “Ice Box” into a game. After doing so I almost witnessed a miracle, but not quite.

Someone passed the ball to “Ice Box” when he was maybe three feet from the basket and the ball bounced off the side of his face and miraculously hit the rim. Ice Box almost scored. To this day I’m still upset that he didn’t. I shot 100% that season (2 lucky shots) and Ice Box shot 0% (1 unlucky and unintentional shot). Life is not fair but God always has a plan folks.

So I played sports in high school and college with blind people and God decided to make me blind for two years of my life, some 30 years later. I was mostly blind. I could see some, like Ice Box.

But my life soon fell apart either way. Why? Because I allowed it to happen. I eventually realized that God was sending me a gift. That gift was basically, “Dean I want to show you what you meant to those kids and to your friend Ron ‘Ice Box’ Blocker.” Funny how God can send us blessings and we see them as curses. I’m human and that’s all I can say.

But tomorrow looks bright and I wanted my friend Danny to read this. Not sure that will happen but Dean Garrison is not dead and Dean Garrison is not done and neither is Danny.

From this point forward the political establishment will learn and remember who I am again. They are not scared but they should be.

Believe in miracles folks. They happen every day. Sometimes we turn and look the other way and feel sorry for ourselves but we should never do that.

This is not my home and I just want to be the best man I can be and hopefully spend eternity with you ALL in heaven. Don’t bet against me. Even Catholics, and in my case “recovering” Catholics, go to heaven. Faith overcomes all things bad in this life.

I’m gonna start a basketball team when I get there. I’ll come off the bench and maybe the miracle that never happened will be my face shot swishing through the net on an assist from Ron Blocker. We’ll have eternity to make it happen. It can’t not happen forever.

Who’s with me?

Dean Garrison is the publisher of DC Clothesline and DC Dirty Laundry. Follow him on GABGETTR and Truth Social. He is permanently banned from Twitter and suspended, more often than NOT, from Facebook. LOL Please feel free to reprint this article in part or full. Dean is trying to resurrect his career after 2 years of blindness. His eyes are fixed but his web traffic and income are NOT. If you can help by sharing articles it would be much appreciated. Prayers are always appreciated too. If you can afford it, I would also be grateful for donations, large or small. I am blocked, because of politics, by ALL major donation websites. So if you have a donation please send it to me directly by snail mail: Dean Garrison, 109 Martha Street, DuBois, NE 68345. God Bless you ALL and God Bless America. We The People will win, or we will die trying!

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