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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...

If I had a pill that would guarantee one would add seven years to their life I would soon be a wealthy man.  It would be a big seller.  For most of us life is precious and we would pay a lot of money for...

I started wearing glasses when I started going to school.  They not only enabled me to clearly see the blackboard but were also an instant cure for my headaches.  It is estimated that about 64% of Americans wear glasses and 11% wear contacts.  If we...

For Christmas my grandchildren gave me a spray bottle of Polo after-shave.  Instead of using it for after-shave I have it on my desk and spritz myself.  It’s nice to know I am not offensive, at least scent wise and it reminds me of my...

I’m sitting here watching a bunny gobble down some carrots my wife tossed out onto the snow.  He is very alert.  As he munches away he is constantly watching, ready to run for safety.  He needs to be alert.  There are hawks overhead, coyotes and...

Ecclesiastes 12 is becoming more and meaningful.  I can feel its cold breath on my neck.  I have been in denial.  But the latest sign could not be denied.  It was simple and yet dramatic.  I got out of the car and was halfway to...

If you are old enough to remember the cartoon strip Li’l  Abner you might also remember Joe Btfsplk.  Joe was a regular character in Li’l Abner and always had a dark cloud over his head.  Wherever he went the cloud was sure to be there...

Yesterday my wife was visiting an elementary school and while she was washing her hands she said to a little girl, “We wash our hands to kill germs so we don’t get sick.  We get sick from germs.”  The little girl responded, “I have a...