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On A Roll

November 25, 2010


When I was nine years old, I won a bicycle at our church bazaar. I say I won it, but all I had done was place a coin on a number, and when the big wheel stopped on that very number, I had a brand new bike. It was blue, with 20-inch tires, a light […]

Are We All Getting Dumber, Or Is It Just Me?

October 8, 2010


At some point in my formal education I was taught that humanity was an integral part of the evolution of the universe. Teilhard de Chardin, a French philosopher, said that through our collective consciousness, we are following a path toward what he called the Omega Point, a place of intellectual and spiritual godhood. Teilhard believed […]

Wishy-Washy: Yes or No?

July 23, 2010


I have been called wishy-washy, right to my face and on more than one occasion. Is it because I seem indecisive? Maybe. Inconsistent? Sometimes. Driven to look at questions from every possible angle before answering? That depends on exactly what you’re asking. When you say every, you don’t mean it literally, do you? Because that […]

Do You Ever Do This?

June 14, 2010


On busy days I make lists of the things I need to do. Sometimes I add something to the list that I’ve already done, just so I can cross it off. This makes me feel productive and neurotic at the same time. When taking a shower, I’ll drop the soap. If I’m trying to get […]

Why We Get Old

June 12, 2010


Have you ever compared photographs of the same person, taken fifteen or twenty years apart, and wondered what in the world happened? How could someone look so different because of a few passing years? Why do people age so dramatically? The answer is simple: they had children. We have two daughters, who are now in […]

Driving Myself Crazy (Part 1)

June 7, 2010


Our son turns sixteen this summer, and I’ll be sliding over to the passenger’s seat as he begins the lifelong process of learning how to drive. Over the past few months, he’s been asking a lot of questions whenever we get into the car, so I’ve been taking note of the amusing habits of other […]