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Through my share of good times and probably 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 sincerely hope that it and my ministry will bless and empower you!

Your Nightly Companions

They’re really tiny — barely perceptible by the human eye.

Under a microscope, they look like fluffy little pillows.

Fluffy little pillows that have eight legs.

While you’re sleeping, they’re [more…]

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Fall Fun 2

It’s late fall, here in the U.S.

Here in the Sunshine State, that means that our daily high temperatures are in the mid-70s (F) instead of the upper 80s.

But, further north, it’s a lot colder — and, in fact, it’s currently snowy in many of [more…]

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I Didn’t Fall For It, But She Did

It started several weeks ago.

I’d come home from being gone all day, and our home telephone’s “stutter tone” would tell me that there was at least one message in our voice mail system.

So I’d call our voice mail, and it would tell me that we had received a call from a long-distance telephone number that [more…]

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Logging Off For Good

My regular readers know that I have many different interests and abilities, and I’m always looking for a new challenge.

As a result, I’ve had more than 60 different jobs. In fact, I’ve had the rare blessing of being able to do every job I’ve ever wanted to do.

One of those was [more…]

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Is It Bruce?

If you’re reading this, you’re tech savvy enough to know about 3D printers.

You may even know what their current capabilities and limitations are.

So, for example, you wouldn’t be surprised to read that some company somewhere is 3D printing [more…]

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She’s Got The Beat

She obviously has a lot of experience on those drums.

There she is, keeping the beat for a hard rock song.

And singing along.

There are a whole series of [more…]

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Powerful Office Supplies

The pen is mightier than the sword.”

It’s an old saying, and we all know that it means that “communication, or in some interpretations, administrative power or advocacy of an independent press, is a more effective tool than direct violence.”

But did you know that [more…]

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Keep The Spotlight On God

I don’t want to embarrass him, so, I’m going to call him “Tim” (not his real name).

Tim is a smoking hot guitar player.

He can play lead guitar really, really quickly, in any key, without any mistakes.

He also knows how to [more…]

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Simplify, Simplify

There’s an old adage that says, “You don’t really understand a subject until you can explain it to someone who knows nothing about it.”

Let’s try a few examples:

Explain what love is, to a 2-year-old. [more…]

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What’s Wrong With Internships?

Have you ever worked an internship?

Back in my undergraduate days, my 5-year undergraduate program required me to complete 2 full-time internships that met certain qualifications, and to write a detailed report — that would be graded — on each experience afterward.

Years later, while working as a computer consultant to [more…]

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A Miracle Happened To Me Today

My regular readers know that I’m a Christian.

And that, three years ago, I started my own ministry.

Anyone who’s spent much time on any of my Web sites knows that I’ve been through hell many times in my life, but I’ve also [more…]

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An Impressive Battery Improvement

Do you use a smartphone?

Just about everyone I know has one.

They use them play games, listen to music, browse the Web, send and receive text messages, and [more…]

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Lock Master Opens Master Lock

They look pretty strong and impressive.

Steel padlocks, each one made from many layers of laminated steel.

With a thick steel shank.

You may have seen videos of people trying, unsuccessfully, to [more…]

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Have We Lost The Privacy War? 142

Please remind me to never, ever buy any Vizio product.


Because I think Vizio has overstepped the bounds of decency with its smart TVs.

As you may know, smart TVs [more…]

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First Aid Has Really Changed

The only time I really made an effort to learn about first aid was way back when I was about 12 or 13 years old.

I was a Boy Scout, wanting to earn my First Aid merit badge.

So I learned enough of the basics that I was able to correctly answer the questions and demonstrate the procedures that [more…]

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They’re Out Of It Again

More than a year ago, a big, new Super Walmart store near my home replaced the smaller, regular Walmart that had been at that same intersection for at least the past 12 years (next month) that my wife and I have lived here.

For those of you unfamiliar with the hierarchy of Walmart stores, a regular Walmart is a department store that has thousands of non-food items, and only a few food items. [more…]

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Building Images

My wife has always been fascinated by architecture.

Whenever we’re watching TV, and we click onto a channel that’s airing a program about houses or businesses or museums or skyscrapers, I know that she’s going to stop and watch.

Especially if the program is about unusual buildings featuring [more…]

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