Dancing In The Summer Rain

This is the time of the year when rain is a frequent visitor, especially in the afternoon. It is then that a person is tempted to go outside and dance in the rain. One famous singer was so caught up with a rainy afternoon that he did his famous, “Singing Continue reading

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Then the Birthday Card Arrived

When I was young, I always looked forward to my birthday. I could not wait until it came around and usually it was in the summer. I distinctly remember graduating from the age of nine to the double-digit number of 10, I thought I had arrived.

When I hit the Continue reading

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Pork’n’Beans and “What Is Faith?”

Why do they call pork and beans “PORK and beans?”   When you open said can it is loaded, compacted, overflowing with beans and then there will appear a miniature piece a suggestion only if you will of “pork”.   Or at least I think it’s pork.  Maybe it’s back fat, Continue reading

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Why Can’t Summer Be Forever?

Of all the seasons in the year, summer has to be my favorite. I am reminded of an uncle of mine who, when asked what his favorite piece of pie was, always said, “The one I’m eating at the time.”

Maybe I have something of my uncle in me, I Continue reading

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And Then It Was Summer

vacation-149960__180Summer is my favorite time of the year. It makes up for the nastiness of winter, the cold and the gloom, not to mention the snow. The only place I like my snow is on a postcard sent by some family member up North where they have all the kind Continue reading

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Don’t Drive While Painting Your Nails And Who Is Running This Country Anyway?!

I learn a lot from my kids.Exposition "Genius Loci" (Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venise)They teach me something all the time and in turn I try to throw them some upbringing along the way . . . seems only fair. A couple of years ago, my daughter was not even 6, we were driving in town and Continue reading

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Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

Around this time of the year, my thoughts wander back to my father. He has been gone quite a spell but his memory lingers. I often wonder what he would think of what is happening in our world today if he were to come back.

I grew up with a Continue reading

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I’m Totally Tired With El Negativity

I will admit throughout the years I have had my negative moments and some negative rants. I know nobody can be 100% positive. I am 100% positive they cannot be 100% positive.

That being said, I think to have a positive outlook on life makes life happier, and who doesn’t Continue reading

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A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Is it just me or has the whole world going crazy about diets and exercise?

This came to me sometime this week when I was having trouble sleeping one night. I was tossing, turning and getting grunts from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.

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Rubio Warns of Christian Persecution Over Same-Sex Marriage

Fox News Reports: RUBIO WARNS OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

“In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., flips the debate on gay marriage saying he believes that pro-same-sex marriage activists will soon turn from labeling individuals as homophobic to labeling the entirety of Christianity and Continue reading

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I May Be Odd but One Day I’ll Get Even

I must admit that I am not a great one in answering questions. It may be I do not hear the question correctly, or someone will ask me a question and I give an answer to another question.

I am beginning to think that I have a little bit of Continue reading

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Those Magnificent May Flowers

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were sitting on the back porch admiring the close of the day. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting together drinking coffee, glad that another day has quietly slipped by.

Out of the clear blue sky my wife said, “Aren’t those flowers just Continue reading

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Thank God I’m a Country Preacher

I was born and raised in the country for which I thank God every day. At the time, however, I did not know how good I had it.

I was always hearing how great and wonderful city life was. The school teachers raved about all the excellent entertainment, museums and Continue reading

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I’d Give Her a Piece of My Mind If I Had Any To Spare

I do not know if grouchy comes with old age or if in old age you are too weak to subdue it. I guess it does not really matter because I am having a little bit of trouble along this line. My grouchy seems to be getting out of control. Continue reading

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When Did Cute Stop Being Cute?

I was rearranging some bookshelves to make room for a few new books when it happened. I was in for a surprise and did not quite know it. There behind some books on my bookshelf was an old family photo album I had not seen in years.

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