Category Archives: Reality

This Present Moment

General Observations on Life: Observations on life and suggestions for a Happy Life.   The advantages of forgiveness, thankfulness.  The ability of family relationships to produce lasting pleasure versus the short pleasures of instant gratification.   When I was quite young, … Continue reading

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Those Probing, Prying Medical Exams

As a very young boy I prided myself on being able to take a shot from the doctor without crying.  I thought I was better than other kids who would cry and fuss over it.  I recall thinking that I … Continue reading

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Hung Up Over “Nice”

It’s a perfect setting.  The sun’s reflection peers through the trees on the water. I can hear the sound of the fountain in the middle of a pond.  This pond is two-thirds covered by shadows.  The sun has not yet … Continue reading

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An Acquired Taste

Participation in old age is an acquired taste for me.  According to Wikipedia “an acquired taste often refers to an appreciation for a food or beverage that is unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial … Continue reading

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His Worst Fear Realized!

“It was midnight.  The woman closed the curtains and huddled on her bed.  Tim should have been home hours ago, why hadn’t he called.”  This was the opener to Johnny Boyce’s new novel he’d already titled “Shocked Life-No Answers.”   … Continue reading

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Not Made by Human Hands

With so much gorgeous color all around in Spring it is natural to stop and notice it.  In fact men and women have so admired flowers and other parts of nature they have made duplicates of them.  I remember seeing … Continue reading

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Position

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/19) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Commenting on Nicodemus’s visit to Jesus, Alfred Edersheim (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah) wrote: “It must … Continue reading

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The First Time

General Observations About Life:  The first job I had was packing groceries and helping people load them in their cars.  I worked at a local supermarket and providing this service to customers was something done which young people could do.  To … Continue reading

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Everything Seemed Smaller Now

Experience as a Flashlight:  A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to travel back with my brothers to our boyhood town.  It’s a small town in a largely agricultural area of Wisconsin.  Our dad had moved us there … Continue reading

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Life’s Distractions

General Observation On Life:  There are many things along the Road of Life that distract us: a pretty (handsome) face, a deep discount on something we want, a newspaper headline.  Some distractions have a pull so powerful they are termed … Continue reading

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