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An Unsettling Price Tag

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

While on vacation a few years ago, I saw the following price tag on the bottom of a souvenir mug:

Now I don’t know whether to be worried about what they use in China to make mugs, or what they use for meat. Either way, it is a bit unsettling, don’t you think?

Brazen Politics in Church on Pentecost & Mother’s Day

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Yesterday was Pentecost, the day when Christians celebrate the birthday of the church, which happened when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the first disciples of Jesus. Yesterday was also Mother’s Day. In fact, it was the 100th anniversary of the first Mother’s Day celebration in church.
Yesterday was also a day in which I […]

You Don’t See This Every Day . . .

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Last Saturday I was driving from New Haven, Connecticut, to JFK Airport in New York. I got of the highway to grab something to eat. I ended up at Friendly’s, one of my old favorites from my New England days. After lunch, I decided to make my way south along a scenic drive that bordered […]

No Food Allowed!

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Yesterday I was riding on the AirTrain at JFK Airport in New York. This ride came after a eleven-hour travel day thanks to a canceled American Airlines flight and a two-hour-delayed JetBlue flight. While standing on the AirTrain in my travel induced stupor, I was staring at a couple of signs. One indicated “No Smoking” […]

Lily’s Hiding Place

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

My cat found a good hiding place a couple of weeks ago: a bag from the Apple store.

Do you ever feel like just crawling into a bag and hiding from life?

Does John McCain Have a Secret Identity?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

A recent edition of the San Antonio Express-News contained a curious bit of information. The paper’s website was supposed to feature a column by George Will, in which he would explain how John McCain has rejected Republican principles. BUT, if you look closely, paying attention to the captions, you see something altogether suspicious. We hear […]

The Most Frequently Disobeyed Sign in the World???

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Next time you visit your local gas station, check out the sign on the gas pump. Chances are you’ll see something like this:

Question: Have you ever obeyed this sign? Do you know anybody who does? Have you ever even thought about turning off your cell phone when you’re getting gas? Can you think of […]

Getting Older . . . What Goes Around Comes Around

Monday, May 21st, 2007

In my last two posts I’ve shared some occasions on which I had to deal with the fact of my getting older, at least in appearance. When I was much younger I used to think of this as cool. I remember, for example, when I went to the movies with my friends during my high […]

Getting Older . . . Even at 38

Friday, May 18th, 2007

In yesterday’s post I told the story of how, on my fiftieth birthday, I had just completed a 4-mile run when a young man complimented me for doing that “at your age.” Sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? Well, I’ve heard worse things in my life.
In 1998 I was teaching a seminary extension course in Downey, […]

Getting Older . . .

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Last week I had a momentous birthday. Most people would say that I turned 50. I’ve actually been saying that I just entered my sixth decade. Might as well milk getting older for all it’s worth.
On the day of my birthday, I thought I’d celebrate in the late afternoon by going on a run in […]
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