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My computer is slow this evening because my virus protection program is conducting a full scan of all systems as it looks for infections and other harmful intruders.   I found myself wishing we had such a system to scan our bodies for infections and harmful...

One of my best blessings is I am surrounded by some very smart people.  One does not necessarily have to be very bright if one is willing to acknowledge one's limitations and then be willing to ask for lots of help.  That's me.  An example...

Its name is Tata.  No, not "Tada" as in announcing something wonderful. It's far from that.  It's India's two thousand dollar car that is missing almost everything except wheels (you actually get a steering one) and a seat and it is glued together.  Oh, it...

One of my grad students came to class distressed.  When I gave her the opportunity to vent she told a sad tale.  It seems her school had fifteenopenings for the girls’ varsity basketball team.   Sixteen girls tried out. The school cut one girl.  She was...

When the French government did not support the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 we heard much murmuring about how ungrateful were the French.  After all didn't American troops push the Nazis from French soil in WWII?  Restaurants were selling Freedom Fries instead of French...

From the beginning of time the normal built-in human need for a relationship with God has been exploited by power-hungry, greedy people.  If you can convince someone you have more access to God than they, you can control their behavior and better yet their pocketbook. ...

Here I sit with a handful of rat poison. My wife, the woman who loves me, the love of my life for over fifty years, brought it to me with a glass of water. She is encouraging me to swallow it. The question is quite...

I awakened during the night to the sound of rain, hard rain, washing-the-earth clean rain.  I didn't know the time.  It was just dark and wet on the other side of that thin plate of glass.  On my side it was warm and safe from...

I sometimes worry that there will not be any good stories to read in heaven. A good story requires a really vile villain.  The badder the better.   It makes us champion the good guy hoping that he wins.  We want the bad guy to collect...

I arrived at a four way stop just a second after two other cars seemed to arrive simultaneously.   Of course I waited.  It wasn't my turn.  The other two both decided it was their right of way.  So I had a front row seat as...