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American Romantics

In case you’ve lost track, there’s less than a month until February 14.  You might want to get that box of chocolates while supplies last.  By the time Valentines Day is done, we’ll spend more than $14 billion on cards, candy, flowers, and dinner.  The tab for the average American will scan in at $100+. […]

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My Myocardial Infarction

I had a heart attack two weeks ago.  I woke around six and couldn’t get comfortable.  I turned this way and that, but the little cramp in my chest wouldn’t go away, so I sat up.  Soon I was pacing around the house, massaging my sternum, feeling a tingle descend my right arm, before traveling […]

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Attack Of The Planck Constant

I’ve been disturbed for the past week by something I read in a science book.  Most people are scared by zombies or Freddie Krueger; I’m scared by quantum physics.  It’s left me with a form of vertigo. In The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene describes the size of the little vibrating strings that are believed to […]

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The Sins of Widow Muzzy

One of the churches I served, in the days when I was a pastor, still possessed its original membership book.  The small, tattered ledger dated to the late 1700’s, when the congregation was founded by Methodist circuit riders.  Names were listed, with dates for admission or termination, and a few words of explanation.  As you […]

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