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My wife and I are using the Wii fitness program.   It really is an amazing technological tool.  One stands on what amounts to a very sensitive scale that not only records one's weight but continually monitors one's center of balance.   Most of the exercises are...

As a result of last December's horrific ice storm there are gigantic piles of tree parts by the curb of most every other home.   This past weekend the city put up the following signs.  "Storm Debris Clean Up Starts Tomorrow." We are looking forward to...

I learned a new word today.  It is "contronym."  It is a word that has two meanings each the opposite of the other.   The word "awful" used to mean something wonderful but now it means something terrible.  When you dust your house you remove fine...

I'm sitting here eating a peanut butter and blackberry jelly sandwich.  I have to tell you it is wonderful.  I have a friend who can easily overindulge with peanut butter and banana sandwiches.  One of my favorites is peanut butter with bread and butter pickle...

I woke up in the night with cold feet.  I found myself longing for an old electric blanket we used to have that had a feet zone.  That part of the blanket was warmer than the rest of the blanket.  When I got up this...

Today a prominent United States senator switched parties causing amazed joy in some rooms and agonized despair in others.  It's always that way when somebody converts.  Jesus describes it like this, "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them...

Cash for Clunkers was an amazingly successful program.   One of my best friends along with tens of thousands of other Americans took advantage of the opportunity to exchange an old gas guzzler for a very pretty brand new gas sipping car.  As I watched him...

My wife and I went car shopping today.  She actually enjoys it.  I have this perverted idea that once upon the lot I have become prey as the vultures begin to circle.  I stopped buying new cars decades ago and now look for a nice...

A time honored philosophy of investment is to "Buy and Hold."    Do your homework, learn all you can about a good company and then purchase stock and sit with it through thick and thin.  In recent times many financial advisors are saying that strategy might...

I had an interesting exchange with a student this morning.  Grades are due tomorrow and he failed to turn in a major paper.  He said, "Since you allowed me to turn in a late paper at midterm I knew I could ask you again." So,...