Monthly Archives: December 2011

A little respect for the garbage man

This is a bad week to be a trash man.  Wikipedia I survey the bags of crumbled Christmas wrapping, the empty computer and television cartons, and the black bags containing the remains of the big dinner piled along the streets. Each morning, … Continue reading

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What’s not to love about the GPS? With millions of miles of roads, attractions, gas stations and destinations, there’s no reason to buy a map ever again. Piggybacking off military satellites, American companies have found ways to tap into the invisible … Continue reading

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The bells on Christmas Day — The song and the story

One of my favorite Christmas songs is I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, taken from a poem penned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem was written in the middle of America’s Civil War — and the despair engulfed the … Continue reading

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Fear Not, My Friend

They were amazing words, echoing across the sheep-filled grasses, a billion blinking stars danced in approval “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”  Flikr Photo by galibert olivier … Continue reading

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If we will take the trip, he’ll light the sky

My life isn’t really all that deliberate. In fact, most of my blessings I have just stumbled into. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my good things in my life and wondered, “how in the world did I … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas: For those who have lost

Image via Wikipedia Listen to the radio and you’ll hear Elvis croon his Christmas classic. “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you.” Nancy Fransen, who blogs at Out of My Alleged Mind, wrote about the loss of her father, and … Continue reading

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What’s buried in my back yard?

I took one my mother’s shovels and worked diligently for a week after school in the empty lot across the street. I was on a treasure hunt, certain I would find enough money for a new bike or maybe enough … Continue reading

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