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It is such a grand time for catching up on friends.  Each day the postman leaves us a handful of Christmas letters and photos.  Contrary to some people’s complaints about reading about people’s cruises and brilliant grandchildren, I enjoy it.  Life is about people and...

While visiting a second grade classroom my wife was asked to read the Bible story of the children of Israel crossing the Jordan.  Afterwards a little girl came over to her and said, “You’re becoming a very good reader.”  Considering the fact that my wife’s...

What I ate for breakfast this morning traveled much more than I ever have.  My orange juice came from Brazil.  My banana came from Central America.  My shredded wheat came from Canada.  The sugar I put on my shredded wheat came from the Dominican Republic...

I recently heard someone referred to as the World’s Greatest Preacher.  As crass as this may sound that is as relative as pronouncing a flavor of ice cream or a particular brand of pizza as the world’s greatest. Different people like different foods.  I chose...

I’m loving being a senior citizen.  I checked a videotape out of our city library and was told it was due on Friday.  However, I happen to know that senior citizens don’t have to pay library fines.  They don’t think we can remember to bring...

I have this teacher friend who kept calling me today.  When I answered he didn’t.  Instead of hearing his “Hello” I heard him teaching algebra.  I would hang up and a few minutes later he would call again.  This happened several times.  It seems he...

When Peter Tchaikovsky died in 1893 he never could have imagined he would someday sell everything from expensive horseless carriages to inexpensive toiletries at Kmart.  Perhaps it’s because the music of his Nutcracker Ballet has become so associated with Christmas, or because it receives no...

Because of an international cancer conference this past weekend the news yesterday was filled with stories about the exciting new T-Cell technology.  Last evening ABC and CBS news broadcasts spoke of it and yesterday the New York Times ran an article that actually mentioned me. ...

The holiday music is well underway.  My car radio continues to fill my ears with Nat King Cole, Burl Ives and Jimmy Durante.  Those guys will never go away.  One of the well-known songs has a really great line.  "Be good for goodness sake."  It...

Rowdy children are great fun when they belong to someone else.  Such it was this weekend.  We were walking behind a couple with a preadolescent boy who was giving them a bad time.  I have to admit I was enjoying the show.  Finally the man...