The Cost of Miscounting Jan 25, 2022

In January, 2017, a jockey aboard the horse Locally Sauced rounded the bend in a race in Hokitika, New Zealand and urged his mount to run hard.

Locally Sauced complied and opened a large lead on...

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How Heavy Is Your Rule Book? Jan 18, 2022

              Ever felt tempted to throw the rule book at somebody, but you couldn’t because it was too heavy to pick up?

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The Awful In-between Dec 29, 2021

What’s life like for you between Christmas and New Years?

Is it more of the “normal” only with a four-day work week instead of five? Or is your profession even more demanding...

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A Merry, Musical Christmas
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A Merry, Musical Christmas Dec 21, 2021

What's your favorite Christmas carol?

In the midst of wrapping, cleaning, baking, or repairing the ornaments on the tree the cat or dog or toddler mistook for chew toys, listen in for some...

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The Nativity: A Tale of Two E's Dec 14, 2021

What words jostle to the front of your mind when you hear “The birth of Christ?” Shepherds? Inn? Angels? Stable? Mary? Joseph? Census? Bethlehem? Star? Kings? Empathy? Envy?

Wait, what?...

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Ancient Feasts, War Memorials, & Christmas Celebrations
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The Wicked Wicks of Advent Nov 30, 2021

 “Moooommmm…he blew out my candle!” Eyes glowered across the table as the offending sibling selected a weak reply, “I didn’t mean to” or the echo of Eden,...

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Old Proclamations & Prayers for Modern Times Nov 23, 2021

Sometimes you just can't say it any better!

This year, before the turkey or (in my case) the pumpkin pie is devoured, read these words penned by George Washington declaring a day of Thanksgiving....

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U-Turns Can Save You!
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A Perfume by Any Other Name Nov 10, 2021

 

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” mused Juliet in Shakespeare’s play bearing her name in the title. But could the same be said for perfume?...

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Your Days Are Numbered Oct 23, 2021

It wasn't much of a park.

A mowed field. Skeletal remains of a baseball diamond. A path peeking warily through trees on the far end with no clear access point inviting, "Come stroll with me" to...

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Where Y'all From? Oct 23, 2021

Having resided in a few regions of the United States, I've observed people respond to "Where are you from" -- with all its derivatives -- differently.

I don't mean their answers vary, but that...

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