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While passing by the recreation room in a nursing home I was about knocked over by the volume of the recreation director literally yelling, "N-17." Looking in I saw a collection of old ladies playing Bingo. There weren't any old men. This wasn’t because old...

In preparation for an accrediting visit for our college we have to locate and report on the whereabouts and successes of our graduates.  No one in our department knew the whereabouts of one of last year’s psychology graduates.  We started pulling out all the stops...

It seemed like such a long journey.  A strong headwind added another hour to our trip from Boston to San Francisco.  As we all know food on airlines has become an endangered commodity and my complimentary bag of peanuts just didn't do it for me. ...

It was one of those hot summer days when I had no control over the car.  As we drove past the Dairy Queen the lovely female voice of my GPS said, "Turning right and stopping."  Well, there we were parked in front of a dazzling...

Today was a sleepy day in New England.  It rained most of the day and the temp never went above the mid fifties.  As hard as I tried I couldn’t keep my students awake.  They settled into their chairs and within a few minutes their...

If it has been a while since you have read Psalm 103 I would like to recommend it for your devotion today.  Read it slowly. This has to be one of the richest lists of blessings we can find anywhere.  Allow me to list some...

In one of my psych classes today we confronted the issue of our human tendency not to accept blame even in the face of our failures.  Noble Adam was quick to blame both God and Eve for his failure.  “The woman, you gave me, she...

One of my students from Jamaica cannot pronounce my name.  As hard as she tries she can’t get her tongue between her teeth at the necessary instant.  When we are born we can learn any language and any sound but as the years wane so...

Last evening my wife and I went for supper at a place that features local musicians.   When we entered there was a small group performing that included a female singer.  She had a terrific voice but was a bit difficult to watch.  Her facial expressions...

By now I'm sure many of you have seen Alex Trebek selling Colonial Penn Life Insurance.   In small print at the bottom of the screen are the words "Compensated Endorser."  "That's me," I thought.  "Compensated Endorser."  For over twenty years I have been attempting to...