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Late this afternoon I found myself standing beside our local academy (high school) principal.  I could not help but notice his extremely short haircut. His head was about 3/16th of an inch away from being shaved.  My mind rushed back fifty years to my student...

I need to speak of the tyranny of magazines.  We are seduced into purchasing subscriptions because the price is often very cheap, if you catch a special. The magazines promise the firms that purchase advertising that they will have a certain circulation.  If they are...

As I reached into the dairy case to pick up a container of freshly squeezed orange juice I noticed another brand claiming the same characteristics and it was two dollars a gallon cheaper.  Now that's a significant difference. But was it as good?  So I...

If you want an interesting three minutes, watch this year's Kentucky Derby. It's available on You Tube.  Mine That Bird, with 50 to 1 odds that he would not win, started off running in last place looking at 18 tails in front of him until...

There I was with my old dog.  Picture this.  An old man with an old dog at 11:00 on a moonless night slowly walking up my hill.  Neither of us comes up as quickly as we used to.  But at least I'm not the one...

While waiting for a traffic light to let me go I suddenly smelled the smoke of an El Producto cigar.  Instantly looking in my rearview mirror I saw a cigar in the mouth of the man in the car behind me.   I was fascinated by...

It has been 108 hours since I descended into a sleep so deep that a surgeon was able to slice into me, saw off bones and literally hammer metal parts into the remaining bones, without my being aware.  Of those 108 hours I conservatively think...

Surely Moses is in the top ten list of the smartest people who ever lived. It's always smart to take heed of what smart people say.  This is what Moses said, "Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the LORD my God...

While traveling from one college to another this afternoon I passed three children standing in the rain under umbrellas selling lemonade.  It was a country road and I figured they most likely hadn't had too many customers so I turned around and went back.  As...

As I am writing this my wife is watching "The Amazing Race."  She tries not to miss.  I have never been interested.  Just getting to this stage of life seems to me to be "The Amazing Race."  A television program's contrived difficulties cannot begin to...