Monthly Archives: May 2011

Be Thou Perfect….

Jesus said: “…Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – (Matt. 5:48 KJV) Now, if the Lord commands you to be perfect, why should I accept 67% perfection? Or even 93% perfection? Don’t … Continue reading

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May I ask you a rather personal question?

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The Rhinoceros

For a time I worked at the Milwaukee County Zoo and this afforded me ample opportunity to observe the many exotic creatures kept there. I found the rhinoceros to be a particularly ugly creature. I learned the rhinoceros was an … Continue reading

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United Airlines Flight 496 – May 10, 1969

I don’t recall who dropped me at the airport, but I had to take a ‘hop’ to Chicago. It was indeed a hop, as the first leg of my journey was only ninety miles and the take-off and landing (at … Continue reading

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Japanese Culture

We were watching an old movie. The story of which takes place in Japan. Ron sez: “Everybody knows everything in Tokyo – the walls are paper-thin.” Bar rhum puhm, tish. He’s got a million of ’em. Anyway, following in this … Continue reading

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On Luck

Years ago, whenever the topic of luck came up in conversation, a friend of mine would state flatly: “I don’t believe in luck. I make my own luck.” He’s dead now.

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Riffing and Forwarding: 2009

The following was published on-line in The Urban Dictionary: Riffing is not only a musical term rooted in Jazz but also a comedic term. In common usage the term Jazz has not only several denotations but it also has several … Continue reading

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