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I'm sitting here eating a peanut butter and blackberry jelly sandwich.  I have to tell you it is wonderful.  I have a friend who can easily overindulge with peanut butter and banana sandwiches.  One of my favorites is peanut butter with bread and butter pickle...

I woke up in the night with cold feet.  I found myself longing for an old electric blanket we used to have that had a feet zone.  That part of the blanket was warmer than the rest of the blanket.  When I got up this...

Today a prominent United States senator switched parties causing amazed joy in some rooms and agonized despair in others.  It's always that way when somebody converts.  Jesus describes it like this, "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them...

Cash for Clunkers was an amazingly successful program.   One of my best friends along with tens of thousands of other Americans took advantage of the opportunity to exchange an old gas guzzler for a very pretty brand new gas sipping car.  As I watched him...

My wife and I went car shopping today.  She actually enjoys it.  I have this perverted idea that once upon the lot I have become prey as the vultures begin to circle.  I stopped buying new cars decades ago and now look for a nice...

A time honored philosophy of investment is to "Buy and Hold."    Do your homework, learn all you can about a good company and then purchase stock and sit with it through thick and thin.  In recent times many financial advisors are saying that strategy might...

I had an interesting exchange with a student this morning.  Grades are due tomorrow and he failed to turn in a major paper.  He said, "Since you allowed me to turn in a late paper at midterm I knew I could ask you again." So,...

During breakfast this morning we had a delightful array of birds at the feeder just on the other side of the window.  Feasting on the seeds and suet were Black-capped Chickadees, Cardinals, Blue Jays, a Carolina Wren, three kinds of woodpeckers and of course sparrows. ...

I really rely on the GPS in my car to get me places.  The GPS has probably saved more gasoline than any other recent improvement to cars.  Those of us who are directionally challenged don't waste gallons of fuel trying to find our destination.  However,...

If the rejected contestants on American Idol are a sampling of our culture then lack of self-esteem is definitely not an American problem.  Individuals with no talent, who cannot begin to carry a tune, become angry when they are told “no.”  If their parents are...