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Some Things About Life I Learned this Past Week

For someone my age, the learning curve should be levelling off; that is, the more one knows, the less one has to learn. Quantifying knowledge should reach a critical mass where the mind slows down in terms of what it… Continue Reading →

Enlightening Moments that Change the Way We Live

There are special times in the day when something clicks, a light comes on, and you break into the fifth level that big bang theorists talk about when the building blocks of life come together. Already this week, we have… Continue Reading →

A Tragic Travesty

One of the reasons I have cancelled my TV sports package is that I can no longer endure the growing presence of extreme sports being showcased on the network, especially vicious activities like Mixed martial arts and ultimate fighting championships…. Continue Reading →

Don’t Give Up

This past Thursday evening I decided to go out for a game of bowls at the club. I had to choose between staying home to follow the important Celtics-Cavs tilt or enjoy some physical exercise on the green. Given that… Continue Reading →

Wait Long Enough and . . .

This past week has been proof once again that good ideas, programs and people don’t quickly disappear at the first or second setbacks. Proof of that comes in the gradual ascendancy of the Gonzaga University Bulldogs men’s basketball team over… Continue Reading →

A Wonderful Online Concert

Normally, this time of the year we often attend the Carol Advent service at the Cathedral. Enjoyable as that has proven to be, I decided to do something different this year. Every year, Minnesota Public Radio, in conjunction with its… Continue Reading →

Brushing up for an Exam

Next week I write, for the sixth year straight, the annual national basketball officials exam. Though I have no interest in officiating at the higher levels of the game – my age being the big prohibitive factor here – I… Continue Reading →

Surprised by Joy

This past week will stand out as one of the more exiting times in my life. It was a time when a number of events came together for me that proves, once again, how favoured we are as human beings… Continue Reading →

A Tribute to a Wonderful Voice

In all the years I have been a Dodger baseball fan, the most unforgettable feature of this great team is not the performance on the field so much as the action coming from the broadcast box back of home plate…. Continue Reading →

Shot in the Dark

There are times when it is impossible to comprehend the mechanics of what just happened, whether it be good or bad. That is why writing up an accident report will always contain an element of uncertainty as to the true… Continue Reading →

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