Train Thoughts

A few years ago, a news item caught my eye.  Amtrak’s first high speed train sped through several Northeastern states on a trip from Washington D. C. to New York and Boston.  The Acela Express reached speeds of 150 m.p.h.  The trip from D. C. to New York stopped in...

Activity Scene

As if you need it, you now have my permission to shop.   You have my permission to shop for Christmas because Thanksgiving is now officially over. I’m not exactly sure when Thanksgiving ends. It may have ended when the last turkey sandwich was gobbled or it may...

Reflections on Burning the Turkey

“Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go, the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh.”  And so goes the familiar song.  But most of us have different experiences at Thanksgiving than that.  Most of us don’t go over the...

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

I guess all of us tell some whoppers every now and then—little white lies or really big ones. A young couple was excited when the news came that the wife was pregnant. Wow! And when that baby was born nothing could compare to the excitement they felt. But it wasn’t...

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

We taught both our kids the little doggerel, “Ini, mini, mine, mo, catch a tiger by the toe.  If he hollers make him pay, fifty dollars every day.  My mother told me to pick the very best one and you are it.”  That’s a simple way for kids to make decisions.  And if...

Rage Room

I’m not a Philadelphia Flyers hockey fan. In fact, I’m not a hockey fan, but if I were I certainly wouldn’t pull for the Flyers. You see, they have a 44-year-long Stanley Cup drought (take heart Falcons fans). So, in order to give their fans a place to take out their...

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