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Is It Time?

I may have explained this scam before. Someone writes a thousand letters, half of them saying Some Stock will increase in value in the...

Gazing Balls

There’s a tendency to follow others. I saw it in the ornaments people chose to put up for Christmas. Some of them are year-round...

Dog Bed

Working from home has its benefits. I get to watch my dog, Stitches (AKA The dog who would be King). One day he came into my office and...

Dot Matrix Universe

One of my first posts had to do with Seurat. For those unfamiliar with that artist, he creates his wonderful paintings by placing single...

Do You Want Heaven?

I’ve seen video clips of people asking Christian pastors and pundits, “Am I going to Hell because I don’t believe in Jesus? What kind of...

Simulation

I used to draw. Part of my high school classwork was architectural drafting, so I’m a bit familiar with a three-dimensional...

Lotto

I used to play the lottery. Whenever the jackpot got big, say, $100 Million and above. I mean, what’s a buck or two when there’s a chance...

Special Dishes

My wife and I have tableware for everyday meals, then there’s the tableware we use when we have company. The plates and such are just a...

Generations

There’s a tendency to judge people by their parents. There’s even a label for someone who was born to an unwed mother. It’s totally...

False Prophets

False Prophets I’m not sure where I heard it, but most people see in others what they see in themselves. So if someone rails against how...

What Frightens You?

There are a lot of things that used to scare me. When I was very young I stepped on a hornet nest, so bees scared me for years. I used to...

The Bible is Dangerous

Everyone has problems in life. Even the rich and powerful. There’s a joke about a rich guy who went bankrupt and was stressing out about...

New Church

Back in August (when I wrote this) I decided to join a different church. There were a number of factors which entered in, but none of...

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football I do not understand the appeal of fantasy football. Then again, I don’t understand the thrill of gambling on chance...

The Best Dollar

Let’s say you’re Warren Buffett. I’m picking that name out of my hat ‘cuz he’s a super-rich person most people would know the name of. If...

Magic

When I was a kid my family and I went to an amusement park - think Wisconsin Dells. They had boat rides, and in one of them a kid like me...

That Means Nothing

Chances are you’ve been to a grocery store in the last few days. Maybe it was a convenience store which sells food, but most people have...

Old Earth or Young?

When it comes to your salvation, that issue doesn’t matter. To be fair, there’s evidence for both sides. I have my opinion, though....

Paychecks

Have you ever worked for someone and not gotten paid? If so, you’d feel cheated, right? Back when I was a teenager I helped out on a...

Two Weeks

Two weeks from today is election day in the United States. Though many have already voted, and there will probably be a lot of votes...