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While waiting for a traffic light to let me go I suddenly smelled the smoke of an El Producto cigar.  Instantly looking in my rearview mirror I saw a cigar in the mouth of the man in the car behind me.   I was fascinated by...

It has been 108 hours since I descended into a sleep so deep that a surgeon was able to slice into me, saw off bones and literally hammer metal parts into the remaining bones, without my being aware.  Of those 108 hours I conservatively think...

Surely Moses is in the top ten list of the smartest people who ever lived. It's always smart to take heed of what smart people say.  This is what Moses said, "Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the LORD my God...

While traveling from one college to another this afternoon I passed three children standing in the rain under umbrellas selling lemonade.  It was a country road and I figured they most likely hadn't had too many customers so I turned around and went back.  As...

As I am writing this my wife is watching "The Amazing Race."  She tries not to miss.  I have never been interested.  Just getting to this stage of life seems to me to be "The Amazing Race."  A television program's contrived difficulties cannot begin to...

I can hide it in a cookie.  I can hide it in an ice cream sandwich.  I can hide it in a hotdog.   But it doesn't matter.  My dog can find her pill and spit it out. Whatever happened to just gulping food down like...

Do you remember the old joke about the guy who walked around snapping his finger against his thumb to keep the elephants away?  Someone said to him, "There aren't any elephants around here."  And he said, "See, it works." Well, my dog does something very...

It was a magic moment that stopped everything.  Graduation services are notorious for family and friends being quite pushy to get just the right picture.  After all their child or sibling invested thousands of dollars and four or more years of their life to get...

"Call me Ishmael" is the simple beginning of Melville's Moby Dick.  And so unfolds a classic drama of man against outer but mostly inner demons.  At one point Ishmael asks, "Who ain't a slave?" The great question is, "Is anyone really free?"  Are we not...

It left earth this past March 9 at 10:49 P.M. EST.   Last week April 7 it ejected its dust cover and the lens was exposed to space.  The Kepler Space Telescope is not in orbit around earth but is in orbit around the sun trailing...