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Potato Chips

I met a relative for lunch a couple of years ago and the restaurant menu stated that his sandwich would come with potato chips.  He doesn’t like potato chips, he didn’t want them.  “No...

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Memorial Day

When I was growing up, Memorial Day was a big deal in my northern Wisconsin small town.  There was a parade with the local high school band playing a variety of patriotic marches and...

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Is God a Seahawks Fan?

I think it’s interesting after a football or basketball game, when one of the players stands in front of the microphones and gives credit to God for the win.  “Does that mean that God isn’t...

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Experts

“An expert is just someone from the next village.”  That’s what a friend of mine says. Maybe — but I need one. I was never meant for tech work, all I wanted to do...

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Three Squares

It’s not uncommon around our house to open a container of juice or milk and find about three tablespoons of liquid left in the carton.  Or to grab a bag of pretzels or chips...

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Brother, Can You Spare an Engine

After suffering through a couple of breakdowns while traveling with their Volkswagen van, our friends in Texas began carrying a spare engine around in the back of their vehicle.  I’m not kidding.  It’s one...

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Ending Hunger

I like giving to the charities of my choice. I am not as fond however, of the solicitations that happen at store check out stands.  At one place I am asked on the card...

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Connections

Sometimes I feel an intense connection and find myself strongly drawn to a person for no apparent reason.  There is a woman several years older than I am for whom I feel great warmth...

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Sprinting

A friend who is going through a difficult time and whose way will probably not be easier for a while, expressed her difficulty with her situation by saying she is by nature a sprinter,...

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Stardust

Mother’s Day, and what would have been my mother’s birthday a few days ago, have made me more mindful than usual of her lately.  I remember asking my mother, when I was fourteen and...

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