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When I was a teacher in Uganda some of my students would call me Mr. Krall. When I explained I wasn't Mr. Krall they would often say, "But all you white people look alike."  I was amused and flattered.  Mr. Krall was so much better...

Late yesterday afternoon we took our California family to Logan airport for their trip home.  At ten, four hours after they had been scheduled to takeoff, they called.  Their flight was not just delayed, it was cancelled!  So back to Logan we went to bring...

We have this old wooden bear standing near our bird feeder.  It stands on its hind legs.  Knowing that our grandchildren would be here during the holidays, my wife put an old hooded coat on the bear.  Sure enough the birds quickly became used to...

We received a box of Godiva chocolates for Christmas. They are an indulgent luxury one should never buy for oneself.  That being one of my core beliefs means I can only have a Godiva chocolate when given one.  This is the second time in my...

We are in the midst of what the weather people are calling a blizzard.  The wind has for over three hours been blowing over thirty five miles an hour and has been pelting the sides of our house with tiny ice crystals.  At some point...

With the promise of many sunny 60 degree days ahead I decided it was time to wash the salt and crude off my car.  I pulled onto the track that would drag my car through a myriad of sprays and brushes.   Opening my window to...

I’m sitting here this evening thinking about gifts.  It is difficult not to do so the eve before Christmas.  Did I remember everyone?  Did I get the right thing?  Will they like it or will they regift it?  That would be better than having it...

Our California children arrived late last night.  Hooray.  This afternoon in the midst of a real New England snowstorm we cut down our Christmas tree.  It was perfect.  The weather was perfect.  The tree was perfect and the company was perfect.  We put the tree...

In 1971 William Hall of Shrewsbury, England killed himself by drilling eight holes in his head with a power drill.  I know that’s a pretty gruesome way to begin this devotional.  However, the significant fact to note is that he drilled seven holes in his...

It's below ten degrees outside.  It is going to snow ten inches tomorrow.  I am cold.  I just put on a hat and a sweater on top of a sweater.  I am sitting here eating ice cream.  Now how stupid is that?  But it's blueberry...