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Go Fish!

Remember when you were a little kid and your Mom or some other family member taught you to play the card game Go Fish? As I recall, the object was to collect as many pairs of cards as you could ...

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What in the Sam Hill…

Yesterday, quite unexpectedly, Janet and I were visiting someone who was recounting the story of Sam Hill, a wealthy American, presumably from the Pacific Northwest, who became the impetus for the phrase, "What in the Sam Hill is that?" To ...

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The Aroma of Fall

With the changing temperatures and the turning of the leaves, it doesn't take much imagination to know that fall "is in the air." Undeniably, it is my favorite time of the year - the growing season is pretty much over ...

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The Papal Visit…

For the past several days, Pope Francis has been in the United States, having arrived here after his visit to Cuba last week. He has spent time in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. Based on the media reports, it would ...

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The Side Yard

Janet and I are in the middle of a yard project that has us removing an island of bushes and evergreens in favor of a perennial garden that we have longed for since we moved in more than 18 months ...

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Rarely Early, Never Late…

For those of you who have been reading my posts from the beginning, you will perhaps remember that I used to write five nights a week - Sunday night through Thursday evening. When I passed the mark of having written ...

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One To a Lifetime…

It was 17 years ago this past September 14th that my mother died. I was 48 at the time and it had been years since Mom and I lived in the same city. In all honesty, although I am sure ...

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Farewell, Dr. Branine…

As many of you know, Janet and I made the decision for me to attend seminary when I was in my late 40's. There were several events that factored into that decision but one of the most significant was the ...

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The Longest Reign

Yesterday, September 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth emerged as the record holder of the longest reign in the history of the British Empire. Sometime yesterday, although the exact moment is not know, the Queen eclipsed the record held by her great-great grandmother, ...

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More Than Half a Lifetime Ago…

As I sit here this evening, I can't help but remember that it was exactly 33 years ago tomorrow, Labor Day, 1982, that I checked into Room 1231 of Sheraton Hotel in the 2800 block of North Meridian Street in Indianapolis ...

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