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A seven layer burrito at Taco Bell is a good value.  It's fairly healthy, but a bit heavy on the calories because of the avocado, the sour cream and the flour tortilla.  What I enjoy about it is each bite tastes different. If you don't...

If I put all green wood in my wood stove nothing happens.  I can put all kinds of fire starters under them only to come back a bit later to find the fire starter is consumed and the green wood is just sitting there.  I...

The yearly subscription price is only ten dollars for twelve issues. That's good.  However it gets better.  There is a guarantee that states if I do not save $1500 over the next year by following their money-saving advice, they will refund my ten dollars.  It...

This week cell phone numbers were released making it possible for us to receive a host of unwanted junk calls that will be charged to our minute allotments.  Fortunately we can be enrolled on a no-call list.  At first I thought I would write about...

It was late, dark and raining when I got home from school this night.  My old dog met me at the door with her usual leaning against me and rubbing her face against mine.  After an appropriate amount of loving she went out into the...

I had a forty-pound bag of seed for our birdfeeder in the garage and then a gray squirrel discovered it.   Obviously the many layers of paper were not enough to keep him out so I closed it in a large plastic garbage can.  I know...

I have some dear friends who are continually passing on some of the most outrageous stories as if they were gospel.  I have been trying to figure out why these dear people are so easily taken in by some of the most obvious lies. I...

Last evening one of my grad students told us about an exercise she does with her third graders.  Each student takes a piece of paper and writes down somebody's name.  Under that name they have to write a mean nasty name.  Then they have to...

After food, shelter and safety, the most important human need is love.  From the moment we are born love is essential if a baby is to thrive.  The infant brain needs cuddling and gentle human touch.  God created us this way.  God is love.  (I...

According to Aristotle there are two primary reasons for having friends. Either we profit from them or derive pleasure from being with them. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to gain both profit and pleasure in a relationship.  Unfortunately, sometimes we find pleasure in another's company...