Category Archives: Culture

Literature, opinions, futurism

Dear Deer

I found Bambi grazing on a lawn in Washington state! He was surrounded by very watchful adults. The adults were a bit wary of humans, but Bambi was pure curiosity! This adult had a massive yet cleanly healed scar that…

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The Baron of Second Avenue

Grandpa Frank was fearless. Born in 1902, Frank McLaughlin was of rugged Scotch-Irish stock, descended from the founders of New Hampshire. His genteel French Canadian mother tried to tame him, but never succeeded. He ran away at fifteen, and with … Continue reading

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Tuesday Happy Break

It’s Tuesday and there’s a ton of work ahead. But then there’s this… (Click on any image to enlarge or start slide show) OK, back to work, but with just a hint, perhaps, of a silly, irrational smile.

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All That Matters

“Love is a perpetual motion machine, the only one that has ever been invented. The more you use it, the more it produces.” ~From the in-the-works novel Over-the-Rhine. “All that matters is faith expressing itself through love.” ~Galatians 5:6

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Real Diversity!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Somewhere in the lush undergrowth of G.K. Chesterton’s essays is a delightful little piece about tolerance. In this essay, Chesterton avers that, because we crave diversity (the ultimate human adventure) some of us move away…

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Fat Cat

Two True Fables: Part One We didn’t look for cats. They would just show up and say, “I live here now, and you’re going to feed me.” It was a pretty sweet deal, though. They were free, they were cute, … Continue reading

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Lousy God

“You are God!” a Hindu friend told me. “Sorry,” I replied, “but I could never respect a religion with such low standards.”

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