A Year Older but Not That Much Smarter

I think I am in a rut. No matter how hard I work, I do not seem to be getting any further along in life. Could it be that somewhere in my past, I peaked and did not realize it? If so, I wish I knew about it so at Continue reading

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“Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go”

This year I celebrate my 20th year as a practicing grandfather. I am not sure that after 20 years I know anything more about being a grandfather than I did before. I have not found any books written on how to be a grandfather, maybe I should write one. I Continue reading

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Back To Normal . . . I Suppose.

If any of you follow me on twitter you probably already know the stunt I pulled almost 3 weeks ago.  I twisted both of my ankles at the same time.  You have to be pretty coordinated to be able to do that.sprained ankleI mean one ankle went one way and Continue reading

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Have a blessed day; now fire me if you dare!

I must confess to a severe case of poverty. I never took a vow of poverty; it just seems to have worked out that way for me. I am so poor the church mice have packed their bags and moved on. If I knew where they moved to, I might Continue reading

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In Honor of the True Patriots

Once again, we come to the time of year when we celebrate the Fourth of July in remembrance of all the wonderful things this country means to us. The celebration will include fireworks, parades and picnics when the hot dog will be king for a day. It is a wonderful Continue reading

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The Haves, the Have Nots and the Whatnots

When it comes to politics, I am as confused as the politicians themselves. I do not like to discuss politics because I do not understand it and just as soon as you understand one opinion, everything changes and you do not know where you are at. Just as soon as Continue reading

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Swallowing pride or eating crow are both bitter pills to swallow

I have noticed lately that I have been getting in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, at least more than normal. I am at the stage of life where this kind of thing needs to be brought to a bare minimum.

At the end of each month my Continue reading

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The switch on my behind saved time

My father was a rather reserved person. He did not have much to say except when he was talking about his hunting or fishing adventures, and to hear from him. It was always an adventure. When he got started on one of his stories, you better just sit back and Continue reading

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The War on Common Sense

Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-view-is-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything.

The list goes something like this, the war on: Women… Poverty… Drugs… Terrorist and on and on I could go. You name it, there is a war addressed. Continue reading

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Just don’t call me on Monday!

Those who know me would agree that I am cool, calm, and collected, although not in that order. It takes quite a bit to razzle me and get me out of sync with my inner harmony. No matter what happens, I can always find something to amuse me and to Continue reading

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Why did God give us coffee?

This week I came face-to-face with a genuine dilemma. I had several meetings across town and for some reason I miscalculated and ended up with a 2-1/2 hour gap between meetings. I hate to waste time, but if I drove back to my office, I would simply have to return Continue reading

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Why mothers would make good politicians

In looking forward to Mother’s Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. And, the messes they cleanup are not Continue reading

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My Mother’s Day Card Quandary

Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do not change at Continue reading

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And then it was May

For a very brief time last week I was under the impression I was all caught up. Don’t you like the feeling that comes knowing you are up to date and everything is accomplished? I do, I just do not experience it enough.

It was entirely my own fault. I Continue reading

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I am on a roll so don’t rock my boat

Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything went exactly as planned? Well, neither have I, except for last week. I do not know what was going on last week, all I know is everything went according to plan. My plan, that is. I was on a roll. Continue reading

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