What a Piece of Work Is Man

“God delights in concealing things;scientists delight in discovering things.” Proverbs 25:2 (The Message) We find ourselves in an unfortunate “debate” in modern America over matters of what should be simple science. I was recently chastised for pushing my beliefs on others. Was I going door-to-door handing out religious literature? Putting political flyers under windshield wipers …

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Be Like The Lobockis

A Coming-of-Age Tale I was twelve years old when I discovered the power of potatoes, rocks, and, especially, kind people. Let me explain… Like most people reading this, I graduated high school. Many of you went on to graduate from college. In my local culture, they celebrate graduating from kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school. …

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The Gold at the End of My Rainbow

Who doesn’t marvel at a rainbow? While digitally scanning ancient family slides, I ran across a picture that is etched in my memory - a strikingly beautiful rainbow against a dark sky. Not just any dark sky either - the sky over Patrick Henry Village (PHV) near Heidelberg, Germany. It must have been about 1969. …

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Just Another Day on Earth

In my 23,010 days on earth, I have been presented with several good opportunities to die. Back in the 1970s, I battled thyroid cancer, complete with surgery and radiation treatment. In 2003 my aortic valve went south, requiring replacement or, alternatively, an appointment with the grim reaper. In 2017 that valve ran out the clock …

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Anyone Who Had a Heart

(February is National Heart Health Awareness month.) Sitting off to the left of center in your chest is the heart. It is a remarkable organic pumping device, a muscle controlled by electrical impulses. When working correctly, this little fist-sized organ will beat at an average of 72 beats per minute (bpm), or over 100,000 times …

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