A SIMON MOMENT

May 20, 2020 – Most people know the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” they understand this metaphorical phrase to mean, “you shouldn’t presume the worth or value …

THE ROPE STORY

May 13, 2020 – Every circus has elephants. No matter that they also had clowns, tigers, and dancing dogs. But the elephants, the largest land mammals, draw the attention of …

HE WASN’T FAT; HE WAS OBESE

May 13, 2020 – Years ago, I took a physical as part of my pre-employment. The doctor’s written report said I was obese, not fat. Either diagnosis is terrible. I …

Challenge the Thought of Moral Progress

May 13, 2020 – I think it is reasonable to assume ordinary people live and think change has significantly affected our view on goodness, happiness, principles, and inner serenity. But …

Perspective is Essential

May 6, 2020 – When I was eleven or twelve-years-old, besides my daily newspaper route, I had a Saturday job at my church. Our church custodian paid me fifty cents …

NAMES

May 6, 2020 – Powerful influence over an individual’s life is the name the parents give them. I believe people live out the personal name they were giving. Some people …

Make A Difference

May 6, 2020 – “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”—Tom Brokaw. There are people who, when confronted with an opportunity to make …

DICTIONARIES DEFINE THINGS OR DO THEY?

April 29, 2020 I suppose it’s time to purchase a new Dictionary. I prefer the printed type. My standby Dictionary, The American College Dictionary, published in 1959 by Random House …

The Best Fishing Tale Ever Told

April 29, 2020 – A square has four sides, and many people believe creativity and imagination lie outside the square. Inside the square is where we do things the way …

The Gap in the Armor

April 29, 2020 – People know the stories of Achilles, Goliath, and Samson. Yet, we forget the lesson that ties them together. And we forget the experience that applies to …