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When I was very little before we moved to the country I loved Sunday mornings. One of the local churches rang the bell in their steeple to call people to worship.  It was so beautiful as it echoed through the neighborhood.  I have loved church...

When classes last three hours I sometimes end up sitting on the desk.  It is a vulnerable position because during winter mornings in Massachusetts it is dark when I get up.  Sometimes I end up with mismatched socks much to the amusement of my students. ...

Paul was not to be trifled with. Philippi was a Roman colony where Rome had sent 300 distinguished veterans of the Roman legions to provide leadership and a strong Roman presence. Enter Paul, himself a Roman citizen.  As he moves through the city he is...

We are fortunate enough to have the DVDs for the third season of the wildly popular and excellent PBS drama of Downtown Abby.  We now have to be careful when we are talking to our friends who are watching it each Sunday evening on PBS. ...

I got a really bad haircut today.  For reasons unknown to me my regular barber wasn’t open today so I went just down the street to a new place. I should have known better.  The place opened just a month ago and didn’t look overly...

I just came in from walking my dog.  We didn’t stay out very long. It’s a breezy 10 degree night and I wondered about her feet.  The moon is busy painting shadows on the snow cover.  It would be impossible to sneak up on someone...

“The business of life is the collecting of memories.”* If we are to have memories to collect we have to make them. When we are young we are way too busy, we give little thought to memory making.  There is no time.  We have so...

To Be Human Have you ever stood on a stage and looked at the different colored lights that are available to set a scene?   Changing a hue changes an atmosphere.  The lights are different colors, not because the inside of the light is different, but because...

As the full moon slowly slid across our winter sky with tomorrow’s snow clouds in tow our beautiful lab patiently sat watching supper preparations.  The sizzling skillet filled the air with saliva inducing aromas.  The floor would have to be cleaned below her chin.   Her...

While root beer is the extent of my indulgence in kinds of beers, I do have to admit some of the better commercials on television are the beer ads.  Who among us doesn’t enjoy the Clydesdale horses pulling a sleigh across the snow?  One particular...