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Here I sit with a handful of rat poison. My wife, the woman who loves me, the love of my life for over fifty years, brought it to me with a glass of water. She is encouraging me to swallow it. The question is quite...

I awakened during the night to the sound of rain, hard rain, washing-the-earth clean rain.  I didn't know the time.  It was just dark and wet on the other side of that thin plate of glass.  On my side it was warm and safe from...

I sometimes worry that there will not be any good stories to read in heaven. A good story requires a really vile villain.  The badder the better.   It makes us champion the good guy hoping that he wins.  We want the bad guy to collect...

I arrived at a four way stop just a second after two other cars seemed to arrive simultaneously.   Of course I waited.  It wasn't my turn.  The other two both decided it was their right of way.  So I had a front row seat as...

I watched today while a safety technician went over my car.  It was time for the annual inspection.  He jacked it up and tried to wiggle the wheels.  He blew the horn and tried to make the car move when the hand brake was on. ...

I have some friends who live in Bermuda.  They tell me they enjoy coming to the States because they get Island Fever.  Bermuda is a small place; everyone knows everyone and they need more space.  Many of us non-Bermudians can appreciate their need because we...

Climbing and descending stairs is a growing challenge for our old dog.  She stands and stares for awhile summoning the resources to make the trip. Wanting to understand the challenge I decided to ascend and descend from her point of view.  Climbing up was easy. ...

They weren't blind but they might as well have been.  Three mice looking for a winter home decided the ventilation fan in my sister's Toyota looked like a nice dark secure refuge from the winter storms.   I think the end came quickly.  Surely they never...

As a psychology teacher I am often filled with wonder at the psychological wisdom of Paul.  Paul begins most of his letters with theological issues and finishes them with practical advice on how to live a successful life here on earth.  He was not so...

On Sundays my wife and I along with two friends go dinering.  Each week we go for breakfast to a different diner in our area.  It is great fun.  This past week we went to one of those old narrow steel buildings with old style...