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How many of you have seen the movie Forrest Gump? Made 20 years ago the movie focused on a man who had a unique quality. He always told the truth. It follows his life from childhood where things were not easy for Forrest because he was different. As a young man, he joins the US […]

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Catching Up

I have been on a bit of a break for the past week. Well not a break so much as swamped with work, I let slide to the last minute. One of the reasons is that a week ago I made my annual pilgrimage to the Toronto Indy-car race with my son. This marks about […]

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Here a story someone recently sent me: Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, “I love you, and I wish you enough.” The daughter replied, “Dad, our life together has been […]

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Watching God finish the creation of Mother, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the fresh creation. “There’s a leak,” the angel pronounced. “I told you you were trying to push too much into this model.” “It’s not a leak,” said the God. “It’s a tear.” “What’s it for?” “It’s […]

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My son sent me the story below and thought you folks might enjoy it.This story comes with several different endings and this is the one that caught his attention. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large […]

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1954 + 60 = 2014

When I was much younger, I remember buying my Dad one of the very first electronic calculators around. It was a simple four function (add/subtract/multiply/divide) machine, and if I remember correctly it cost us around $250, which is about $1,600 in today’s dollars. I liked to put in my birth year- 1954 and calculate things […]

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I was talking to some folks close to me on Boxing Day, and the subject got around to the importance of “truth telling”. It seems that in families, the truth is often sacrificed for a number of reasons. Some of them are at least noble, in principle anyway (i.e. not wanting to make others feel […]

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I never really remember my parents talking about ‘quality time’. This little piece of modern-day jargon masquerading it seems to me as wisdom was the creation of my generation. It came about as we started to over schedule our lives to such an extent; we thought it would be a good idea to pencil in […]

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I had the pleasure of attending my mother-in-law’s birthday bash yesterday. As the old saying goes, she is “one in a million”. In fact, even though she was one of 12 children, I believe God broke the mold when he sent Pearl to be in this world. One of the things I noticed is that […]

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One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.-Erma Bombeck

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I’ve noticed that one thing about parents is that no matter what stage your child is in, the parents who have older children always tell you the next stage is worse. -Dave Barry

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Many of us have enjoyed a wonderful day with family yesterday as we celebrated Christmas together.  Some, however may agree with the famous Danish humorist Victor Borge, when he said ” Santa Clause has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” In case your family get together ended with a bit of a feud, […]

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