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Beautiful Old Homes Our little city is peppered with beautiful old homes.   Victorians and other styles reek with elegance.  Many of them are impeccably maintained with elaborate paint and manicured lawns while others show their years.   They are like people.  We are incredible mansions which God’s...

I couldn’t believe it.  There was a freezer in the supermarket with half gallon containers of ice cream for 85 cents.  The sign read “Being Discontinued.”  Really?  This was good stuff.  It wasn’t a cheap brand or some weird flavor like “Tuna Fish.”  I could...

While looking at suits I noticed one with four exterior coat pockets.  There were the usual three.  One on each lower side and the handkerchief pocket on the upper left, but there was a fourth on the right side above the lower traditional pocket.  I...

The creators of the very popular computer game Candy Crush went public this morning on the New York Stock Exchange.   Someone told me to be sure to buy stock because this was a sure thing.   If I purchased shares I would be guaranteed...

In yesterday’s mail I received a book that I had given to one of my African students more than forty years ago.  Somehow that book found its way back to America and into the hands of an old friend in Illinois who posted it to...

This afternoon we passed a helping agency with a large sign reading, “Elder Services.”   That was the top line.  Below in equal sized letters, “Energy Services.”  Wow  That is my kind of place.  I need to stop and see how they supplement my energy level. ...

Yesterday we received in the mail an amazing offer from Discover Card.  They offered us 0.85% if we would open a savings account with them.  The fabulous increase in our wealth would be 85 cents a year (or a candy bar or 1/4th a gallon...

Each evening after the network news comes a half an hour of pure drivel about popular people, some whose only reason to be famous is that they are famous.  Some are actually talented and we reward them with our adoration and dollars.  The latest absurdity...

I was an adult before I realized what the story of the three bears was all about.  I mistakenly thought it was about a little blond girl that got lost in the woods.  It’s about compromise. It’s a good thing I didn’t understand this when...

I’m still trying to figure it out.  My black lab was sleeping by my chair in our front room.  Suddenly she exploded.  She was on all fours, intensely alert, hair on her back that would have made a Ridgeback proud.  Fiercely she barked and ran...