Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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There are some words that are fun to use but the opportunities to use them are rare. “Arcane” is such a word. It is a descriptor meaning something is mysterious and understood only by a few. There are arcane organizations. These...

I know a teacher who made the mistake of circling a word on a student’s essay and declaring that there was no such word. The student soon appeared with a dictionary showing the teacher the word. However, even if the word had not...

I spotted the head of a nail in the tread of one of my tires. I am fearful to pull it out lest I also let out all the air. If it has penetrated the tire it has sealed around it. But...

On my way to school this evening I suddenly realized I had not eaten yet today and knowing I had to teach for four hours I figured I best put something inside. Swinging into a fast food restaurant I sat down a table away...

In the midst of a very important project that required my undivided attention and concentration my dog plopped an old smelly stuffed Santa toy on my lap. She had decided it was time to play. It was not. The project had to...

I saw the strangest thing this evening. Three teenage boys were running back and forth across a busy highway in between rapidly moving cars. I am not sure what kind of male ritual this was. Were they trying to prove to each...

If you place two little girls in a room with only two moveable chairs the little girls will position the chairs so they can look face to face as they talk. If you place two little boys in a room with only two moveable...

On a previous trip to the forest I spotted a freshly fallen tree. It was perfect for firewood. I could not allow it to lie there and decay. Therefore, this afternoon I set off into the forest with my trusty chainsaw to...

I received a very interesting compliment today from one of my grad students. We were listing all the things we have to accomplish each day and when it was my turn one of the ladies said, “Why you’re almost a woman!” Psychologists have long noted...

In less than three quarters of a mile this evening I had three cars pull out in front of me from side streets. All three times I had to slam on my brakes to keep from smashing them. I began to wonder if...