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Punished

Punished I used to love watching TV. Back then it was Star Trek, The Waltons, and too many other shows to even try to list them. Mom and...

When I Played MLB

In the days when I played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Bob Eucker was in his last year as a player. His batting average was .200, and in my...

As You Wish

As often as I mention movies, you’ve probably already guessed I’ve seen quite a few of them. Another of my favorites is The Princess...

The Shower II

One year Linda and I had family coming to visit from Hawaii. At the time there was only one bathroom in our house. So we needed to get...

The Sequel

One of my favorite movies is the original Star Wars. The title crawl now calls it Episode IV: A New Hope. Watching the original release...

Camping

Anyone who has ever been camping knows it usually rains. When I was a kid there were trips to Taylor Lake where it rained the whole time...

Prosperity Gospel

The Prosperity Gospel Even if you haven’t heard of the prosperity gospel, you’ve probably heard it preached. “Turn to God and everything...

What’s the ROI?

In marketing, there’s a concept of Return On Investment. Basically, it’s the increase you see for the advertising dollars spent. If you...

Context Matters

There’s a book I read about joke-telling where it pointed out that the joke, “There once was a man from Verdun,” is pointless without the...

Two Witnesses

Mysteries are popular. Back in the day, Columbo wanted to know, “Just one more thing.” Later, Monk would say, “Here’s what happened.”...

Dungeons and Dragons

When I was in college I started playing AD&D. At first I wasn’t very good. The game was (probably still is) very complex. The way the...

Twenty-Two Years

About 22 years ago Linda and I decided to get married. That decision, IMHO, is among the best ones I’ve ever made. I love her with...

M&Ms

Most people have probably heard the story about the bowl of M&Ms. Some rock bands have a “rider” (technical and personal requirements)...

The Last Episode

The last episode of the Seinfeld show dealt with the Good Samaritan law. If you see a crime happening and do nothing about it, you can be...

Objection!

One of the criticisms about Christianity is that the God of the new testament is different from the God of the old testament. I object!...

In A Nutshell

What it all boils down to is this: 1 - God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) made everything, including the rules. 2 - Humans broke the rules by...

Chronicles

As I read through the Bible I try to find the lessons within and apply them to my life. All the while I do that I’m keeping in mind that...

UFO

There’s a joke about a gas station attendant who looked out of the building and saw an alien pumping gas into a flying saucer. On the...

Hell Ain't Fire

Or is it? Whether there’s a literal Lake of Fire as listed in the book of Revelation isn’t the important issue. The imagery is simply the...

The Big Game

By the time this is scheduled to post the “Big Game” (the other name is protected) should be over. As I write this I have no idea who...