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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: March 2017

Eliminate Distraction, No Matter What the Cost

Our girls spent the summer  school vacation with us in the village. Here, sewing at the dining room table with Mom.

The Story I was happily driving along a straight, smooth freeway with only light traffic. My car was on cruise, and I was listening to some smooth jazz on an FM station when I felt myself getting irritated. What was wrong? My train of thought was positive and still on its tracks. I wasn’t hungry or thirsty. No change in traffic, weather or road conditions. Suddenly it hit me. My jazz station was fading out, and a hissing static was …

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Recommendations to be Generous from Three Utterly Different Sources

Practicing Generosity by Distributing Meat. Essential for Refrigerator-less Societies.

Canela Culture Recommends Generosity When we arrived among the Canela people of Brazil fifty years ago, we were struck by how generous they were. A hunter lucky enough to kill a deer, shared the meat among many relatives; and young men worked together for days building a palm thatch house for a recently married relative. We learned eventually that the Canelas had a complicated, but effective system of credit and debit in their heads. Those who received meat had probably …

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On Being Real

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Many of us grew up singing “Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before,” a popular testimony hymn, composed by Percy Crawford eighty years ago. Now that I’m older, I think, Oh, really? Trouble People’s lives are filled with emotional ups and downs, including the lives of Christians. Yes, there are sweet days, but there are also bitter days—those that are filled with deep heart-rending grief, or boiling over with frustration and anger, and days of freezing fears …

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Didn’t See That Coming!

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The Crash I was peacefully driving along a major city street in Edmonton a few years ago when a large Mercedes SUV suddenly accelerated from a cross street and smashed into the passenger side of my car. Whoa! I didn’t see that coming! I thought as I got out of my wrecked car. “Good thing your wife wasn’t sitting there,” the police inspector said later. “She would have been seriously injured.” It was a classic case of getting T-boned. It …

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