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It's May and time to work on final exams.  Writing exams is a challenge.  You can spend a little time writing the test but those kind usually take a lot of time to grade. If you spend a lot of time preparing the exam, grading...

In 2011 the United States military spent 300 million dollars on camouflage uniforms.  It costs a lot to blend in so no one will notice you.  Adolescents tell their parents they want to be different; however, the irony is at the very same time they...

I have been going to the same credit union for over twenty years and I am still treated like a stranger each time I go in.  Perhaps it is because there is never the same teller.  They must pay horrible wages because their turnover is...

As I drove past a pizza place this afternoon I saw a sign that said, “Boston Strong.”  There is a lot of that around here since the marathon bombing. What was interesting was underneath was another sign that said, “Help Wanted.”  So, much for being...

True value and real riches are not what appear on a balance sheet.  I don’t want to devalue the luxury of having one’s bills paid.  But we can only wear one pair of shoes at a time and one shirt and one pair of pants. ...

I used to sit in church in Africa and wonder how many people could sit on a pew.  I finally decided the answer was “One more.”  It filled me with awe.  I would be sure a pew was full and then someone else would come...

This afternoon I was sitting outside in the sun watching Spring happen.  Right before my eyes the buds on the trees were opening.  It was so perfect I was reminded of Micah 4:4, “Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig...

This afternoon I walked past a Chinese restaurant that had pictures in the window displaying their various meals.  The pictures were old and faded into a monotone brown.  The food looked, I was going to say unappetizing but that isn’t harsh enough.  The food looked...

In his famous poem Mending Wall Robert Frost said, “Something there is that doesn't love a wall, that wants it down.”  I am periodically reminded of his thought as I take hammer in hand and make a tour of my house tapping in nails that...

It’s been a windy day – perfect for sitting by the window and pretending to read – perfect for neglecting my book – perfect for watching one of last year’s leaves trip about the yard.  The winter snows seem not to have damaged it.  It...