Monthly Archives: May 2015

Waddle or Fly?

My older daughter, Amanda, and I like to regularly go for long walks around our neighborhood. Along the way we take time to literally stop and smell the flowers, and point out the various critters we spot as we go. … Continue reading

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The Flashlight

The email from one of my favorite online retailers caught my eye – for right there, side-by-side, were two items that appealed to me selling for exactly the same price – a beautiful Citizen watch, and an even more beautiful … Continue reading

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The Greater Need

I decided to take a long, brisk walk for some much needed exercise and to clear my mind. That long, brisk walk quickly turned into a long, slow talk with my neighbor who lives less than 100 yards from my … Continue reading

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Who Decides?

Not only did it surprise me, but it also chapped my hide! The medical article I was reading quoted a professor of “Practical Ethics” at Oxford University who has concluded in all his worldly wisdom that it would be better … Continue reading

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The Evergreen of Life

I’ve always admired Abraham Lincoln.  In my mind, he was simply a great person and a great president.  He was a man who remained humble despite reaching the pinnacles of power and prestige.  Lincoln understood the trappings of success, and … Continue reading

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Kindergarten

In his poem, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, Robert Fulgham brilliantly summarized the basic truths of life that he learned in childhood. Truths that IF followed, would serve us well throughout all of life. Here … Continue reading

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Whom Shall I Fear?

Snakes. Flying. Horses. Financial Ruin. Snakes. Flying. Snakes. I tell you, Indiana Jones has nothing on me when it comes to a fear of snakes – I hate ‘em! These are just some of the things I fear… When I … Continue reading

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Eyes Forward

If your Bible is like mine, Psalm 26 may have a heading that reads something like this, “Teach Me Your Path” or “Prayer for Guidance.” That’s because the words that follow are primarily about a man (King David) trying to … Continue reading

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Keys

It was past time for my kids to have house keys of their own, so I stopped by one of the local stores and had a couple made. As I stood at the counter, I was overwhelmed by the number … Continue reading

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Requiem

Recently, I was privileged to hear my daughter’s college choir and orchestra present Mozart’s “Requiem in D minor.”  While I thoroughly enjoyed the music, I found the story behind Requiem just about as fascinating as the music itself. In 1791, … Continue reading

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