A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ten Actions That Will Save Your Life

In the last INsights & OUTbursts I listed ten actions that will ruin your life. Here are ten actions that will do the opposite; they will save your life. Respect God, love Him and trust in what He has said about Himself. Love people, not just yourself. Act to meet the needs of others and think of ways you can help them attain their goals, not just how they can meet your needs and goals. Don’t treat people as things …

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Something Worse than Mindless Bureaucracy

“Push Start,” the airport check in machine ordered. I pushed Start. “Place your passport on the scanner.” I did so. “Are you Jack Popjes traveling to Orlando via Houston on United?” I pushed Yes and obeyed a few more commands. “Baggage fee $65. Insert your credit card.” I inserted my credit card. “Take your receipt” I took my receipt, “Take your boarding passes” I took my boarding passes “Go to Gate C-15” I went to Gate C-15. Oh, I did …

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Ten Actions That Will Ruin Your Life

When God made us in His own image, He gave us the ability to choose among options. Satan immediately perverted this ability resulting in Adam and Eve choosing to disobey God. And Satan continues his evil work, tempting us to make bad choices, and thereby limiting our options to live the full and productive lives God wants us to live. To keep our options open and make wise choices, here are ten things to avoid doing.   Kill yourself. This …

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I’d Rather Be . . . .

In January of 1966, I loaded my pregnant wife and our two toddlers into an old Volkswagen van and drove 6,600 kilometres (4,000 miles) from Edmonton, Alberta, to a jungle survival training camp near the Guatamalan border in the southern tip of Mexico. As part of our training, we recorded everything we did each day for a week on time sheets, marked off in 15 minutes segments. The totals at the end of that week staggered us. The hours we …

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