|Thursday, January 19, 2017|
A comfortable chair, a scenic backdrop—and an all-absorbing book. That’s what Diana and I call ultimate relaxation.
Reading is a hobby my wife and I share with gusto. She reads a wide range of devotional books, historical fiction, cookbooks, and a lot about the British monarchy (she could probably earn a haul on Jeopardy). I read biographies, westerns, action novels (think Clive Cussler), mysteries (John Grisham, Agatha Christie, Arthur C[...]
|Things We Claim Are Important|
|Thursday, January 12, 2017|
One of the many reasons most of us dread a trip to the dentist is that the news we get there seems disproportionately negative. Whether it’s a simple dental cleaning (“You need to floss more”) or an X-ray (“that spot suggests a problem”) a dental exam is rarely a good news kind of experience.
May I play the role of the dentist-you-dread for just a moment? Open wide--we’re about to take an exam based on a[...]
|It Meant a Lot|
|Thursday, January 05, 2017|
“Have I got a story for you!”
When my friend, Jack, opens a conversation like that, he usually does.
“Bob sounded upset. I could tell.”
Jack was talking about his friend Bob, whom he has known for nearly 30 years. For more than 20 of those years, Bob and his wife Betty were Jack’s neighbors.
"If Only I Had More Evidence"
During those years, Jack and his w[...]