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Jesus said, “If you love me you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15.   If I may I would like to alter the text to say, “If you love yourself you will keep His commandments.” It is very safe to assume that we love ourselves.  There are...

Living in New England is a delightful experience of constant change.  This coming week our maples will turn scarlet reds and yellows followed by the rust colors of the oaks.  The birches are already yellow.  Then November will be a beautiful worstered gray as we...

There was rumbling moving closer and closer.  Black clouds were moving our way.  There was that smell in the air as the barometric pressure lowers and nitrogen escapes from the ground.  We were definitely going to get it.  And what to my wondering eyes did...

This afternoon I watched with a mixture of amusement and disgust a very impatient driver just laying on his horn at the truck in front of him.  The light was green.  Of course the truck should go.  However the driver of the honking car could...

One of my favorite commercials is produced by Volkswagen.*  It’s the one with the little kid in a Darth Vader outfit trying to use “The Force” on various things around the house. He fails at everything until his father comes home with the car.  How...

Don’t you just love “ambulance chasing” commercials; bloodthirsty law firms preying on other’s miseries and making it extraordinarily expensive for doctors to treat us?   Yesterday, I think I heard the most amazing one yet.  “If you or a loved one has taken “A….” and died,...

When Daniel Shechtman first discovered a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate what we thought were the laws governing crystalline structures he was ridiculed by his colleagues and ultimately exiled from professional circles.  Yet he won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. There are so...

I have a zit on the tip of my nose.  I am a combination of me, W.C. Fields, Jimmy Durante and Karl Malden.   When I was thirteen and this happened I would be mortified thinking all of my classmates were staring at it.  Now I...

I am eating an ice cream popsicle – vanilla dipped in chocolate.  It would be a perfect gastronomic treat except my dog is sitting in front of me just staring with the most soulful eyes.  Ever so carefully she watches every bite.  There is a...

I got three spider bites last week.  I have no idea where I was when I became lunch for the eight-legged creature.  A spider bite is a mosquito bite multiplied by twenty.  An ugly blister rose surrounded by a large blood red erratic pattern.  It’s...