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I’m sitting here looking at the current issue of Popular Mechanics.  The cover “grab your attention headline” is 20 Bold Ideas that will change the world; quake proof buildings, cheap solar power, finding water on the moon, curing cancer with laser, cars that drive themselves. ...

I received a telephone call today from an office that said I owed them money.  When I told the lady I had sent the check I sounded like the old “the check is in the mail” story.   But I had and I could tell her...

One of the very first sets of books I ever read was Bedtime Stories by Uncle Arthur Maxwell; five books filled with character building stories for little people. When I was learning to read my father sold those books door to door.  Well, that was...

I witnessed a tiny piece of history today.  I heard a lot of banging in my workspace which is in the basement of our college library.  I found students carrying microfiche machines to the dumpster.  It is the end of an era.  For decades we...

Today was a sleepy day in New England.  It rained most of the day and the temp never went above the mid fifties.  As hard as I tried I couldn’t keep my students awake.  They settled into their chairs and within a few minutes their...

In one of the texts I use in my Philosophy of Education class there is the following sentence.  “As a means of intellectual training, the Bible is more effective than any other book, or all other books combined.”  Last week I mentioned Will Durant’s list...

It’s October and it’s time to get the firewood in the garage.  Today has been a beautiful day of sawing, splitting and stacking.  I really enjoy it.  There is something primal about putting up wood for winter.  While it is not nearly as efficient as...

One of my favorite books when I was a boy was Secret of the Cave by Uncle Arthur Maxwell.  It was about some boys who used a cave as a base from which they secretly did good deeds for their community.  I used to fantasize...

I have friends who are completely enamored with Romans 1 through 8.  And I have to agree with them that it is the finest theological treatise ever written.  Perhaps it’s because I teach some of the psychology classes at our little college that I think...

We were waiting for a green light in two lanes that merged into one on the other side of the intersection.  Since it is on my way to school often I am stopped there.  After the light turns green people usually perform as taught in...