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Don’t you love it when you are on schedule for an appointment and suddenly a train crosses the road in front of you?   You can forget about being on time.  It happened to me today.  I entertained myself by looking at the graffiti on the...

Sunday evening with less than a second on the play clock Khalil Edney hurled an impossible 55 foot swish basketball shot to win the game.  That was amazing.  But something much more amazing then took place.  Fellow students from his school ran onto the court...

While sitting in a waiting room I was drawn to the face of a man my age.  There was something about his eyes that said, “You know me.”  My internal computer was running on high capacity as it searched for someone, somewhere in times past. ...

He is probably twenty years old but to someone my age he is a kid.   He surprised me.  He came into the first class and took a seat up front right under my nose.   I assume those are the students who are eager to be...

Some time ago my older son drove in “The King of the Hammers,” a desert rock race in Southern California.  It is more than a hundred miles of brutally traumatizing your internal organs while trying to keep your car upright.  Isn’t it strange what some...

I am sitting here eating a clementine and it occurred to me that I do not know the difference between clementines and tangerines.  So I did my usual routine and Googled it.  And the answer is – clementines don’t have seeds and tangerines do.  Tangerines...

While reading the fine print on a coupon my wife noticed that it was not transferable, which seemed strange considering it had come addressed to OCCUPANT.  Did this mean that I could not give it to my neighbor and he could not give his to...

Many years ago I organized a necktie party. (No not the traditional kind.)  It seems in the eagerness of my youth I confused western culture with Christianity.  It is a common error of missionaries - especially young ones.  It is difficult for us to sort...

A L. L. Bean Hunting catalog came in today’s mail.  It reeks with testosterone. I feel manly just turning the pages and looking at the Labrador Retrievers holding slain ducks in their dripping maws.  My credit card wanted to leap from my wallet as I...

“Requite injury with kindness. Keep behind, and you shall be put in front.  He who is great makes humility his base. To know, but to be as one not knowing, is the height of wisdom.  To the good I would be good; to the evil...