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Throughout the years I have been most unsuccessful in dealing with a major character flaw.   I do not react nicely when someone tells me I have to do something.  I bristle and my immediate response is, “No, I will not do it.”   This occurs when...

Many years ago late in the evening in western Uganda, we came upon a mother lion with three cubs.  Unfortunately she was on the other side of the road from her cubs.  As we slowly moved ahead we were between her and her little ones. ...

Is it just me or do you also develop a slight fear when exiting a store that you will set off the alarm and people will rush upon you to see what you have taken, even when you know you haven’t taken anything?   Just the...

If you watch television you most likely have seen the heartburn medicine commercials that feature a female physician trying to play a violin in a string quartet or a male physician trying to use a jackhammer on a construction project. The physicians are not doing...

Last April two workmen came to my house to measure for a new 96.4 inch by 64.3 inch window by our dining room table.  This morning they arrived to install the new window specially made in Maine.  I have seen windows replaced prior to this...

Have you ever followed a vehicle on an interstate highway for miles and suddenly realized it is gone.  It has been replaced by another and you have no idea when and where the first vehicle went. You look for the first but it is nowhere...

When I entered the room I noticed a very attractive elderly (older than me) lady sitting with an old geezer.  As I neared her it became very obvious that her face had been painted on.  She had done a good job but on closer examination...

Prosperity isn’t everything it is cracked up to be.  I just gave my beautiful black lab the biggest, most lush bone.  It is great and should provide her with endless hours of pure pleasure.  Instead she is walking around the house, clutching it between her...

So my colleague with the barren lilac bush is pondering getting plastic lilac blossoms and decorating her blossomless shrub.  I suggested that she visit a five and dime (do they still exist?) and get a bottle of cheap lilac-scented cologne.  Each morning she could go...

I continue to be amazed by students.  Just when I think I have seen it all, something new occurs.  We started our summer graduate program this morning for teachers working on their masters’ degrees.  One young lady tried to register for two classes that were...