April 6, 2012


The Gunless Galilean – A Savior without a Sword

Monday, seven were killed by a gunman in a small college and it was just another story.  How many school and public shootings has the U.S.A. witnessed in the last few years?   But, for the most part Americans are numb and it’s just business as usual. I really don’t get it.   Maybe it’s because I lived […]

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January 16, 2012


Lovers who leave a legacy

“There’s my lover!”  There’s my lover!” proclaimed ninety-three year old, Connie Andrew with a sweet smile and twinkle in her eyes, as she pointed to the picture of her deceased husband.   Not knowing exactly where she was going with the conversation, I blushed a bit and laughing thought to myself, “TMI …that’s way TOO MUCH […]

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December 28, 2011


It ain’t over until the Hallelujah Chorus !

As a child growing up in Oklahoma City, one of my favorite annual Christmas highlights was listening to Handel’s Messiah as performed by the Douglass High School Concert Choir.  Already, I know what you are probably thinking.   There can’t be more than a handful of ten or eleven years olds in the entire world that […]

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December 24, 2011


Why Would you Want to Go There? Sheep Stuff Part Two, Glory Amidst the Doo

Why Would You Want to Go There? Sheep Stuff Part Two, Glory Amidst the Doo (Note to self: As  much as you get frustrated that your parents and especially your Mom struggles so much with technology and are computer illiterate, considering some of your choices for titles and subtitles, maybe it’s actually a good thing that […]

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December 21, 2011

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Blue Christmas….Where’s Elvis when you need him?

With Elvis singing, even a Blue Christmas almost seems fun.  If only we could all have a nice guitar strumming and background singers saying “woo woo hoo” or whatever phrase that is, to help us through a tough holiday season and get us through the blues. Last week, I read someone’s Facebook status that said […]

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December 19, 2011

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Finally it’s the write time!

!اهلا وسهلا  bienvenida! добре дошъл! приветствие! 歡迎! 欢迎  Bienvenue! Chào mừng!! Welcome to my first blog!  As someone who claims to be a writer and yet rarely writes, this is an attempt to discipline myself a bit. Here’s the type of articles you can normally expect from this blog: 1.  Hummus – articles dealing with loving your neighbor, […]

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