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Hope For Parents From a Two-Legged Dog

Gilda Radner was a well-known comedienne who died of cancer a few years ago. Before she died (and while she was sick) she wrote a book called, It’s Always Something.  In that book she shared the following story: When I was little, … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Mothers

Benjamin Franklin was the first person to think of installing street lights.  He went all over Philadelphia trying to convince the city fathers that his idea was a good one, but he couldn’t get any of them to agree.  It was … Continue reading

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The Many vs. The Few

We live in a divided world.  But in my opinion, the deepest, most devastating division is not between the Muslims and the Christians, the rich and the poor, the free and the oppressed, or even the Republicans and the Democrats.  It’s … Continue reading

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A Same-Sex Couple Comes to the Disney Channel

You’ve probably heard about it by now.  This week the Disney Channel show, Good Luck Charlie, featured a same-sex couple for the first time. Social media has been abuzz with reactions.  It may shock you to know that I am … Continue reading

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Small is Big

Martha Berry, who died in 1942, founded the Berry School for Needy Children at Mount Berry, Georgia.  One time she asked Henry Ford for a million dollars to help her school.  He gave her a dime. Most people would probably … Continue reading

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It’s A Different World

On Saturday I took my seven-year-old granddaughter to a movie.  We saw The Croods while eating Junior Mints and sipping Hi-C fruit punch.  The most memorable part of the experience, however, was a conversation we had on the way to the … Continue reading

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Of Bullets and First Grade

First grade isn’t what it used to be. My 6-year-old granddaughter was at our house the other night.  Like many first graders, she talks a mile a minute, often dipping and darting in and out of first one subject and then another.  I grab … Continue reading

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