“Random Thoughts”

“Random Thoughts”

Jul. 13, 2021 by

         I’m just going to start writing.  Nothing in particular came to mind as a topic for this week’s blog, so let me see where my head takes me.         

“Evidence of God at Work”

“Evidence of God at Work”

Jul. 6, 2021 by

         The trauma that struck our household recently was almost unbearable.  No, no one died.  No one came down with a terminal illness.  The house didn’t catch fire.  The trauma

“Lessons from Cornhole”

“Lessons from Cornhole”

Jun. 29, 2021 by

         The other day I got a surprise invitation.  Daughter Karlyn saw our new cornhole game and asked me if I’d like to play with her.  Cornhole, for the uninitiated,

“When Tech Works (a Rebuttal to Last Week’s Rant)”

“When Tech Works (a Rebuttal to Last Week’s Rant)”

Jun. 23, 2021 by

         Sometimes things actually do work out OK.  After last week’s rant about the failures/complexities of modern technology, perhaps it’s time to give thanks for the little victories that come

“Modern Technology – Phooey!  (A Rant)”

“Modern Technology – Phooey! (A Rant)”

Jun. 15, 2021 by

         I get so pissed at things not working the way they’re supposed to.  Here are two recent cases in point.          My DVD players.  We have two DVD players,

“MY FINAL RITE OF PASSAGE”

“MY FINAL RITE OF PASSAGE”

Jun. 2, 2021 by

         There are significant moments in our lives that mark transitions from one stage of maturity to another.  For example, when I was in my late teens, I recall being

“POST-IT NOTE INVENTOR DIES”

“POST-IT NOTE INVENTOR DIES”

May. 25, 2021 by

(This obituary appeared in the May 28, 2021 issue of “The Week” magazine. While I don’t usually borrow items in their entirety for my blog, I did find his story

“WORDS I AVOID”

“WORDS I AVOID”

May. 18, 2021 by

         Wally Armbruster, according to the wording on the cover, “manufactured” (as opposed to “published”) a little paperback that he titled “A Bag of Noodles” (Concordia Publishing, 1973).  It’s a

“ONE LAWYER AND THREE NUNS”

“ONE LAWYER AND THREE NUNS”

May. 11, 2021 by

         This is not a defense for one or the other side of the immigration controversy.  Rather, it’s to let readers know that I learned about something that’s been going

“A NOBLE, BUT SQUELCHED, EFFORT”

“A NOBLE, BUT SQUELCHED, EFFORT”

May. 4, 2021 by

         Fourteen years ago I traveled to North Carolina to give a kidney to my sister, Kris.  She and “George” (the name she gave to the kidney for whatever reason)