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On Dogs and Dating Services

December 2, 2018

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As I was checking out a few weeks ago with my $uper duper dog food at one of the several pet supply stores in town, I thought back a bit to when I was growing up. I think all pet food was in the local grocery store and the big choice was bags or cans, […]

Things were always better back when….

December 2, 2018

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We’ve heard old timers say frequently that things were always better long ago in their youth. Music, morality, mothers and just about any category you can think about are remembered fondly and with great longing for the past. But, was it all that great? Well, some would say–definitely. Today we even have a word for […]

Lessons from the Dog Park: or, You Pick Up Your Poop and I’ll Pick Up Mine, and Maybe a Few Others

December 2, 2018

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While walking my dogs in the dog walk at Sokol Park a few days ago, I of course carried a few plastic bags to pick up my dog’s poop. Now, just stay with me on this one. This is not about dog poop, but that’s simply a crafty beginning to get you interested. Has this […]

Breaking the Rules

June 17, 2018

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We all would like to be good “law-abiding” citizens, not breaking the rules or doing anything illegal. And, for the most part, we know the rules. Just read the Ten Commandments for starters. But there is a part of me that doesn’t mind breaking the rules. Law-abiding though I may be in the main, I […]

The Age of the Old Guy

April 13, 2018

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Ok, I’m not being sexist here. The title could be the Age of the Old Girl. Old Lady sounds like a sitcom line from a comedy of years ago. Old Person sounds so impersonal and antiseptic. Old Human Being might be the choice of the super sensitive, modern Progressive, but they’re not writing this. I […]

Whom Do You Trust?

April 12, 2018

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Not too long ago a ranking of “professionals” appeared in a pretty reliable online journal named Christian History Today. The article was in the News and Reporting section and entitled “The 8 People Trust More Than Their Local Pastor.” Being a professional of sorts myself, I quickly looked at the sources used by the author […]

Priorities Not in Order

January 29, 2018

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Not too long ago the University held a “Harbor Training” workshop for faculty, staff, and graduate students to “have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in a Harbor training session available through the Women’s Resource Center.” That’s good. Furthermore, the flyer said the […]