Category Archives: Life is Interesting

Signs can be weird, movies can be weird, the deli-counter at any Martin’s is always weird. Sometimes Life works in mysterious and melancholy ways.

Reminder calls are driving me out of my mind

What began as a convenient courtesy—the doctor’s office reminder call—is quickly turning into a very inconvenient game of appointment roulette. I was driving along minding my own business a couple of days ago, when the phone rang. (I have Bluetooth … Continue reading

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Catching up to Dad

I’m catching up to my father. Dad was 36 when I was born, which means that when he died in 2003 at age 83, I was 47. Now that I’m 64 instead of being 36 years apart, we are only … Continue reading

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Know What’s Really Cool? Doing Your Job

During a recent baseball game between the University of Florida and Vanderbilt University, the Gator pitcher struck out a Commodore batter to end the 5th inning. In celebration, the pitcher stomped off toward the dugout, fists clenched and screaming as … Continue reading

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A Half-Century Plus One Year of Marriage

Jerry and Bonnie Lane, friends of ours, and frequent commenters on this blog, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary this month. Can you imagine being married that long? Unless you have already celebrated at least 25 years, no, you cannot. For … Continue reading

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Is keeping pace now impossible?

Recently, while strolling through the Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg (VA) I was struck by the dates on the tombstone you see above. Noah Russell was born before the War Between the States concluded and died before World War II had … Continue reading

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America, Stop Constantly Emoting

Somewhere along the line in the past 50 years, America has transformed from a relatively stoic society to one in which every day is like a giant primal scream therapy session, and one conducted by an unlicensed therapist at that. … Continue reading

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Dirty Dancing Outrages U.S. Ambassador

Yet another most interesting item regarding outrage over the latest dance craze appeared in the “Out of the Past” feature in the February 1st edition of the Winchester Star. Datelined January 26, 1921 from Brussels, it reads: Owing to a … Continue reading

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Adam, as do many of his descendants, lacked scientific perspective

I don’t know why the hand-wringing over “climate change” bemuses me so. Perhaps, because once upon a time, I earned a degree in theology and it amuses me to see that Humanity is as smug as it was in the … Continue reading

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A Civics Lesson

The public has sat idly by and let the organized prosecutors amend the Law until the constitutional guarantees of the public were swept away. We’re living in a period of changing times. It’s quite possible that the definition of crime … Continue reading

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A Star in the Night

When I was a kid December 20th was a significant date. It meant that the long countdown to Christmas was about to conclude and the Magic Day was almost at hand. Five more days. Of course, now that I’m well … Continue reading

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