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It's spring time on the east coast and one of the most wonderfully obnoxious of all plants has once again sprouted fresh new leaves.  I speak of POISON IVY.   As I am writing to you I am looking at my right hand all puffy and...

Almost everywhere I go these days there are containers dispensing hand sanitizer.  I see them in schools and offices and this weekend I noticed one in the lobby of my church.  It's a good idea considering how often we shake hands with others.  It really...

It was time for some tough love.  For some unknown reason Annie, our new lab puppy, decided the road was a place to explore.  Just as soon as I would carry her back and put her down she scurried back to the street.  It was...

Our ball of fire lab puppy, Annie, has adapted to us very well.  From the very first night she slept quietly, well almost quietly.  She snores. She has us trained to run for the door when she starts sniffing about the house. She gets a...

So many things in life become more and more complicated as one immerses oneself in the complexity of design and function.  But in the development of morality it is quite the opposite.  We start off life as a child. (That was profound.)  For a child...

One of life's great truisms is if we are selfish we will never reach our fullest potential.   And one of life's great ironies is if we are unselfish we will never reach our fullest potential.   If we are selfish we will become stagnant and cease...

It is Boston Marathon Day.  World Class, elite runners are gathering from all over the planet. However, because the temperature will be near 90 degrees and for the first time in 116 years officials are advising many not to run and to defer their applications...

I was sitting in a Burger King this evening when an employee started yelling, "No, no. Please no."   My imagination immediately created the worst possible scenario.  I was ready to run for an exit or hide under a table as I imagined someone had entered...

I am sometimes amazed at the longevity of things that are just not so. Decades ago we were told we only use ten percent of our brains and if we used all of them we would be incredibly intelligent.  Despite the fact we have known...

If you are thinking about getting a dog but you're not sure, don't (I repeat. Do not.) visit an animal shelter just to see what's there.  We did. We now have a new dog.  A shelter is totally pathetic.  As you walk down the aisle...