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Through my share of good times, and possibly more than my share of challenges, I've learned that life is hard, but God is good — so I've always tried to put my faith into action and keep my sense of humor. This Web site has been my labor of love since 1997. I hope that it and my ministry will bless, inspire, and empower you.

Because I’m Not Stupid

This morning, our phone rang.

The caller ID said that it was a call from “MEDICAL”, calling from a long-distance phone number.

I cautiously answered it, “Hello.” [more…]

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Elevated Buses Of The Future? 2

Almost 3 months ago, I told you about a new type of bus that was being developed in China.

It was unlike any kind of public transportation I had ever seen — because it was huge, and designed to drive right over the top of 2 lanes of normal highway traffic.

At the time, it was promoted as [more…]

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Reasons Not To Use Google Search

When you need to do a internet search, what’s your go-to search engine of choice?

My regular readers know that, 4-1/2 years ago, I broke up with Google.

And that, for the past 7 years, I’ve been using other, more private search engines, instead of Google. [more…]

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Strangest Holes On Earth

My regular readers know that I live in the beautiful, subtropical land known as The Sunshine State.

But they also know that this state contains a lot of holes in the ground.

And not just the small potholes that you [more…]

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God Bless You, Polo

Is there anyone in your life that you would be willing to die to protect?

You probably answered, “Yes,” while thinking about your significant other, parents, or children.

But do you think that — if you actually found yourself in a situation in which [more…]

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Dumb Things People Do To Smartphones

My regular readers know that, several months ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought a smartphone.

And, that the first thing I did with it was to disable many of the features that make it a smartphone — because those features also put my privacy at risk.

Since then, I’ve learned a lot about [more…]

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Get Good At Guitar Fast!

I started playing the guitar when I was 12 years old.

One night, my father gave me a small, used folk guitar that he had bought at a pawn shop for $12.

Along with a [more…]

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They’re Talking About You

You’ve been looking for a job for quite awhile.

Your finances and confidence are both low.

Then you get a call, inviting you to an interview.

So you research that potential employer, [more…]

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Are Rotisserie Chickens A Bargain?

Pre-cooked chicken is one of my favorite main courses.

Compared to other meats, chicken is usually much cheaper.

It’s also more convenient to find, buy, and eat — you can buy freshly fried chicken at nearly [more…]

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Do You Have Olympics-Level Reflexes?

If you’re among the thousands of people — ratings are disasterously low — who are watching NBC’s coverage of The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, you’ve probably noticed something that keeps happening.

In all of the timed events — like races — the difference between the winner and everyone else is often a few [more…]

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Swimming In Racism

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: I’m not a good swimmer.

In fact, depending on your definition of the word, it could be argued that I’m not a swimmer at all.

If I’m wearing a swim mask and a snorkel, I’m [more…]

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American Woman

Back in my teens, I was a big fan of popular music.

One of the biggest hits back then was a song called American Woman, by a band called The Guess Who.

I remember learning how to play it on my guitar, and playing and singing it through my ridiculously [more…]

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The Spirit Of Ecstasy Is Gone!

Rolls Royce automobiles are very expensive — starting at over $200,000.

But every Rolls Royce automobile has something that no other car has:

The Spirit of Ecstasy.

It’s the car’s [more…]

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Frosting Machines

Many years ago, my wife took some cake-decorating classes.

And bought a bunch of Wilton cake-making and decorating supplies.

She quickly got very good at the art of decorating cakes — and, for awhile, she baked and sold custom-decorated cakes, out of our home, in the [more…]

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I’m Basically Lazy 2

I once said it to a potential employer, during my job interview.

Even though “I’m basically lazy,” I recently spent 2-1/2 years, working for free, for up to 80 hours each week, acting as a surrogate father, to help an older couple raise their infant great-granddaughter.

I loved it, and instead of exhausting me, [more…]

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Skype

A few weeks ago, a potential new employer contacted my wife, wanting to interview her for a high-level administrative position.

The only problem — the interview had to be conducted the following week, via a Skype live video call.

My regular readers know that, for the past ten years, my wife and I [more…]

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Ruins Of Olympic Proportions

Have you ever thought about how it’s possible for extremely poor nations, like Brazil, to host an international event like The Olympics?

The simple fact is that Brazil cannot afford to host The Olympics.

It’s an extremely poor country, filled with a vast majority of [more…]

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Woman Calls 911, Orders Pizza

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be a 911 operator?

I have. It seems to me that it would be a very stressful job.

But it could also be very rewarding.

Just like working as [more…]

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It’s The Cows

These days, lots and lots of kids suffer from asthma.

Yet, the percentage of Amish children who have asthma is about half the national average.

Yet Hutterite children — whose lineage, customs, and lifestyle are almost a mirror image of the Amish — [more…]

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