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Earlier this week, just one driveway away from my driveway, a car burst into and was consumed by flames.  A fire truck arrived with all the hoses, etc.  It was quite a big deal.  However, even though I was home and awake, I missed the...

We have a dry cleaning establishment in our city called Pasquale’s.  I wouldn’t bother mentioning it except it is run by a Vietnamese family, which doesn’t quite fulfill one’s expectations upon entering.   One does not hear “hola” as we come in the door.   Expectations are...

When the phone rings at 1 A.M. and we are roused from deep slumber the first thing that crosses our minds is something is terribly wrong.  So you can imagine my thoughts as I picked up the phone, cleared my head and listened to a...

On occasion I have to remind myself to spend time in the Old Testament.  The New Testament gushes forth so much joy and hope it easily pulls me in with little thought of going elsewhere.  Then I remember that the only Bible Jesus had was...

Proverbs 12:22 reads, “The Lord hates lying lips, but those who speak the truth are His joy.”   Is this an always statement?  Are there ever times when the truth is not the wisest path?  When we greet someone and they say, “How are you?”  Do...

Don’t you just love those TV commercials that offer a $10 pan for $19.99.   And if you buy now, this $100 value can be yours plus they will send you another pan free, but you have to pay the shipping and handling, which is most...

I received an email from Popular Mechanics making Valentine’s Day gift suggestions.  Popular Mechanics!  Would they recommend a new ratchet and socket set or a new chain saw?  How about a new set of bits for her power drill?  We all know they get dull...

Since I have been accused of never speaking about cats and therefore being biased against cats, I felt the need to speak in defense of the feline creatures in our midst.  After all there has never been a Broadway musical entitled “Dogs” and “Cats” is...

The President delivers the State of the Union Address.  Our Governor delivers the State of the State address.  Our Mayor delivers the State of the City address.  I was wondering if God delivers a State of the Universe address.  Perhaps, and if so, we should...

Sociologists observe that we have four zones of personal space.  We have public distance which is greater than 12 feet.  That’s for the students who sit in the back of the class. We have social distance of four to twelve feet.  That is for formal...