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I have a friend with a small black convertible.  It’s not much use in New England from Thanksgiving through May, so it’s put into storage for the winter.  One would think nothing could go wrong with it sitting safely through the snowy months.  However, this...

While sitting on the porch of a home in a small town in the Napa Valley I looked up to see a street sweeping machine work its way along the curb.   “Humm,” I thought, “the street isn’t dirty.”  It had been nine months since the...

Our brains are wonderful computers instantly analyzing billions of bits of data as they unfold before us.  Our brains constantly work in the background calculating speed, distance and space as we drive.  While on my way to our college Thursday morning my brain issued an...

The drug store wants me to carry a rewards card so I get a discount on some things. The auto parts store wants me to carry a rewards card and so does the pizza shop, donut store, hardware store, grocery store, and barbershop.  Now my...

I saw some children playing outside this dusk.   How is it that such a normal activity has become rare?  How wonderful it used to be to play until dark or until someone's mother stood on the porch and called for her children to come inside. ...

In the latter part of 2009 a mother of four was admitted to a hospital in Phoenix.   She was in the first trimester of a pregnancy and the right side of her heart had ceased to function.  After careful and prayerful consideration Sister Margaret McBride,...

We are in the midst of a presidential campaign and silliness will abound in the coming months prior to November.  Each side will listen ever so carefully to the other side waiting for a phrase or sentence to yank out of context.   It will be...

I was sitting in a beautiful church.  I could not imagine what it cost. The pipe organ alone cost more than most church buildings.  The stained glass windows were awesome.  Each window told a Bible story.  And yet as I left I was uninspired.  The...

Life is full of surprises.  We don't always get what we expected.  A couple of months ago we went to the local shelter and brought home a pretty black lab puppy or so we thought.  As she has matured we noticed her behavior is not...

I watched a lady this afternoon walking her toddler.  He was on a leash, just like a dog.  At first I mentally objected but the longer I thought about it, it seemed like a really good idea.  He might as well get used to it...