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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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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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Dear Dad

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Six year old Annie returns home from school and says she had her first family planning lesson at school. Her mother, very interested, asks; “How did it go?” “I died of shame!” she answers. “Sam from over the road, says that the stork brings babies. Sally next door said you can buy babies at the […]

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Back to School

Today I started a brand new adventure- teaching in a community college. I will let you know from time to time how this journey is going and perhaps some new ideas we find along the way. It is billed as a Sales and Marketing course, but in reality, it is a class on life since […]

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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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When you are dissatisfied And would like to go back to youth, Think of Algebra.      

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An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son.  ‘Yes, Dad, what is it? ‘ ‘Don’t be nervous, son; Do your best and just remember, If it doesn’t […]

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”Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut-up.” – Unknown    

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Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.        

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“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain  

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  An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.  A lady approached the young boy and said,’my, but you’re in such deep […]

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Sometimes When Parents texting their kids it can “Zing” them:  

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On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first- base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was ‘We’re behind 14 to nothing,’ he answered […]

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