People, after All, Are Just People

I believe many people put too high importance on certain people as if they were special. Everybody wants to be considered special, but then if everybody is special then nobody is special.

Whatever anybody else thinks, I am growing weary of celebrities. We have a terrible, incurable disease in our Continue reading

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The Thing I Miss Most About Summer

Summer is over and winter is beginning to give us her cold shoulder. The only way I can really handle winter is the hope of summer coming again in all her warm embraces. I can only take the shivers for so long.

In our home, there is a divide over Continue reading

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Closer Than My Cell Phone

Traveling, especially by air, is not my favorite pastime. I know some people who just delight in flying from one point to another point. If you would count all of those people who do, I would be nowhere on that list.

Recently I had to travel involving changing planes, which Continue reading

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Cleaning up Messes, Parsonage Style

Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly has had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my right hand or my left hand so I will just Continue reading

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A Severe Case of Yuckitis

My schedule recently called for me to do some travel involving airplanes. I am not a fan of airplanes, but airports are something else altogether. They seem to be like a mall. Whatever you want, you can find it in an airport. The bigger the airport, the more you can Continue reading

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What did the bugs do before I came?

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly finally exercised our right to a vacation and planned for a whole week to spend with our son and his family. Preparing for a week vacation takes about six weeks prior to the vacation and then six weeks after the vacation Continue reading

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Carry Out

Does your dog like carry-out food? Or is it called takeout? No, I don’t suggest he eat people food. I ask if your dog prefers to eat his dog food out. . .? Can someone explain to me why my dog feels it necessary to get a mouthful of his Continue reading

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It Was a Shoofly Pie Celebration Weekend

People ask me questions all the time. Some of those questions I can answer, some I cannot answer and some I will not answer. I wish people would ask me questions I could answer and look good about it. However, it never happens.

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage asks Continue reading

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Two Words That Changed My Life

This week is a hallmark in the lives of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me. Forty-three years ago this week, we began a journey that has just become better with each year. That is the benefit of marrying up.

Getting married was not something I had put together. Continue reading

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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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