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So far this has been an interesting week.  On Sunday afternoon while driving on a country road for several miles behind three cars, the lead car suddenly stopped to turn left.   The car behind him successfully swerved out into a beautiful patch of day lilies...

Thursday evening my wife was standing in a line of faculty waiting to enter an auditorium for a summer graduation, when the lady behind her said with an air of superiority, “I got my doctorate at U.C. Berkeley. Where did you get yours?” “U.C. Berkeley,”...

There is so much truth in the axiom that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  This afternoon my wife destroyed some of the most beautiful art I have ever possessed.  She washed the inside of the windows of our car.  She destroyed fantastic...

We have been very blessed with a rich array of bird life around our home.  We have a pair of wrens nesting in a box by our patio.  Goldfinches and hummingbirds decorate the view outside our window.  However, yesterday morning a wood thrush and one...

While waiting for my wife to select the perfect potatoes from the mound of potatoes in the grocery store my eye caught a beautiful sliced in half watermelon. There it was lusciously red and juicily smiling at me from under its clear plastic wrap.  I...

It is often said that the journey is the destination.  Probably like most catchy sayings it is sometimes true and sometimes not.   Taking a road trip with the family can indeed be the destination.   The journey coming home to loved ones after a long absence...

What witchdoctor decided it was advantageous to stick one’s head into a small dark box and beat on it with sledgehammers?  I refer of course to an MRI or magnetic resonance imaging.  A few weeks ago this happened to me for thirty minutes. The top...

Our black lab is a marvelous guard dog. Each morning she sits by the breakfast window calmly watching chipmunks and squirrels come and go.  There is no reason to be upset because she knows they are harmless.  But when the monster comes she reacts with...

I have this friend who doesn’t like to ride with me.  He thinks I drive too fast and it scares him.  (That’s not a nice feeling.  We rode with a man in Russia one afternoon who terrified me as he passed buses and cars while...

It was the end of a full day.  The dog was tucked in for the night.  My wife was done reading. The window was open and the only sounds of the night were a few romantic tree frogs. The room was dark except for the...