Any Day without Snow is a Good Day

An ongoing conversation, let’s call it a conversation, has been persisting between me and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. To say it is one-sided is, well, let me say, well, it is one-sided. However, that is beside the point.

All summer long, I was explaining why global warming was Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

This year I celebrate another birthday. I hate to say it, but this is getting rather monotonous. Every year I celebrate my birthday. Of course, when the year comes around with no birthday to celebrate everybody will know what has happened.

The only thing I am wrestling with is which Continue reading

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A Box of Valentine Chocolates Never Misses Its Target

I spent a few very profitable hours searching for a special box of Valentine chocolates. After all, that special person in my life deserves all the time I can spare in choosing the right box of chocolate.

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TORTILLA CHIP BAIT

096I’m not joking around here.  Tortilla chips can be used as bait.  Possibly any chip, potato or chocolate in make, and other varieties of crumbs, segments, or particles of food make great bait when you own pets.  My dog Scooter is just old.  I mean he is so old that Continue reading

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Don’t Mess with My Peanut Butter

Normally, I am a rather calm, cool and collected person. Actually, creditors trying to collect things from me, mostly money, are responsible for this and I have been officially collected. If I could only just collect my thoughts, but the pieces are too small and too few.

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For Sale: One Lying Bathroom Mirror

Nobody enjoys privacy more than Yours Truly. I confess I am not a very happy camper when that privacy is compromised in any fashion. Recently, I endured a tremendous trespass on my privacy.

One day last week, I got up as usual and tottered off to the bathroom for my Continue reading

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were going into a store to do some shopping. Her idea, not mine. Halfway to the door, I noticed a penny on the ground so, being who I am, I bent over to pick up the penny. It is a habit I Continue reading

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Our World Today . . . Nudibranches. Cute, deadly, and familiar?

Do you know about Nudibranches?   I love these little guys!  (and gals too)  My daughter and I watch underwater videos all the time just to see these fascinating, brilliant creature.  Recently I thought I’d read about them.  Apparently, there are over 3000 species of nudibranches.  They literally discover new Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to an Old-Fashioned Handshake?

I must confess I do have some old-fashioned biases. I would be the first to admit I’m not up to date on the latest fad or trend.

I come from that era that believed the well-dressed man is one that doesn’t stand out from everybody else. I’ve tried to keep Continue reading

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Everything New Gets Old Too Soon

I am not one to stay up New Year’s Eve to watch some celebrity drop the ball at Times Square at midnight. All year long I have to put up with people dropping the ball so I’m not going to make a special effort to watch somebody drop another ball. Continue reading

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What It Was, Was Fruitcake

The period between November 1 and January 1 happens to be my favorite time frame. Oh yes, there is the idea of Christmas and Christmas presents and all of that. I certainly enjoy Christmas with my family and friends.

As the oldest person in my family, (I will never mention Continue reading

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Do Christmas Temptations Really Count?

All my life I have been careful about succumbing to the temptations of life. I have not always been successful and have fallen into some. Oscar Wilde famously said, “I can resist anything except temptation.” We all know the end of his life.

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Testing Life

(Proverbs 4:13 NIV)  Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.

Life would be so much easier if teachers didn’t give tests.  They could just stand up there in front of the class, tell us what they know and we could Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions That Work

cockerAs January 1st kicks in, and 2014 rolls out, many of us are still scurrying, trying to pull things together for the holidays. Barely recovered from preparations for Thanksgiving, maybe you’re looking forward to an anticipated and well-deserved rest after all the festivities.

And also, like so many others, Continue reading

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The first two of the four ‘moons’ weren’t blood-red

A popular current teaching is that an eclipse of the moon will herald the Second Coming of Jesus. John Hagee proposed in his best-selling book, Four Blood Moons, that one of the four lunar eclipses in 2014 or 2015 would fulfill the Bible’s predictions concerning the return of the Continue reading

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