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I smiled to myself as she said, "I'm having my tubes tied because I do not believe in birth control."  Really?  And just why are you having your tubes tied and what would you call it?  Consistency is perhaps one of the most illusive of...

It was a cold Iowa night when I received a phone call from a downtown hotel desk clerk telling me one of my church members was sitting on a ledge outside his tenth floor window.  On my way I was trying to remember something, anything,...

In a successful way to keep their graduating high school seniors safe after a graduation service, the parents of Bronxville, NY provide an all night party.  The highlight of the celebration happens at 3 AM.  A bagpiper leads everyone on a parent and police escorted...

Suddenly I discovered a brad embedded between the outer corner of my thumb and my thumbnail.  The pain was exquisite.  Our hands are so finely crafted with protective growing coverings.  But there is a very fine vulnerable line and the piece of metal was deeply...

We saw a lovely wall of roses this afternoon.   Yet as we drew near enough to see individual roses it became apparent that each rose by itself wasn’t that good looking.  Each had been beaten by the weather and chewed on by whatever eats roses. ...

There is an abandoned railroad tunnel not far from our college.  One’s eyes adjust to the dimming light as one treks into its heart of darkness but soon even the keenest of eyes find it difficult to make out what might be painted on the...

It had been 39 years since the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup.  On June 15, 2011 the drought came to an end.  It was a phenomenal series for Boston’s goalie.  He stopped 37 attempts on goal. Vancouver just couldn’t get that puck past him. I...

I have a friend with a small black convertible.  It’s not much use in New England from Thanksgiving through May, so it’s put into storage for the winter.  One would think nothing could go wrong with it sitting safely through the snowy months.  However, this...

While sitting on the porch of a home in a small town in the Napa Valley I looked up to see a street sweeping machine work its way along the curb.   “Humm,” I thought, “the street isn’t dirty.”  It had been nine months since the...

Our brains are wonderful computers instantly analyzing billions of bits of data as they unfold before us.  Our brains constantly work in the background calculating speed, distance and space as we drive.  While on my way to our college Thursday morning my brain issued an...