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It is easy to mistake sanctification with senescence.  Young men commit the majority of crimes and as we age our inclination toward violence decreases. Aging is a continuous process of hormonal changes, which affects our thoughts and passions.  Often our improved civil behavior has little...

While we were in Philly this week the wonderful man who takes care of our dog took her to the Disneyland of the dog world.  He took her to Petco.  What an amazing place filled with so many new smells.  There were birds, reptiles, ferrets...

I really like the AT&T commercials with the man sitting on the floor with four children where he asks them such questions as, “Is it better to be fast or slow?” or “Is it better to do two things at once or just one?”  The...

I am shattered.  I have been married for over 50 years and today I witnessed my wife’s downfall.  All these years I thought she was perfect in every way. But, the bloom is off the rose for I was sitting white-knuckled with beads of anxious...

Over the course of the past two years I have lost 50 pounds and still weigh more than I did when I got married.  I must have been a skinny kid. Yesterday I went to pick up a 50 pound bag of wild bird seed...

I was playing with a Newton’s Cradle.  It is difficult not to do so.  First I pulled out one of the steel balls and let it swing into the remaining four.  The middle three never moved but the fifth on the far side popped out...

The same week my older son was admitted to a burn unit in Southern California my younger son’s wife was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  To say it wasn’t our best week would be an understatement.  However, the news is good and we are blessed. ...

A series of unprosecuted misdemeanors is occurring in our city. Lilacs are blooming. We have a neighbor with a hedge of lilacs that buffers their home from a busy street.  As far up as one can reach the unresistible blossoms are gone. Not only have...

On moonless nights my black lab disappears the moment we step into the yard.  She becomes instantly invisible as she melts into the darkness.  Care is essential as I move about lest I trip over her.  She reminds me of someone who told me he...

“Suspected tornadoes ripped through North Texas on Wednesday night, killing at least six people and injuring more than 100 others.”   This is the beginning of a CNN news story.  Obviously I am not a meteorologist because I am puzzled by the word “suspected.”  Is there...