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  • Heading Off A Cat-astrophe January 6, 2020
    Here are my most enchanting memories of last year, which never made it into a blog post.  Now there could be hundreds of these moments.  However with my fading memory, I can only remember two.The Cats InvadeWe watched my daughter’s two cats, Dede and Buddy, while she prepared her house for sale. I liked having […]
  • Counting All Angels – That was one big hark! December 17, 2019
    The world in solemn stillness layTo hear the angels singSo many of our favorite Christmas carols make reference to the angels singing in announcing the birth of Christ. The basis for this is Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the […]
  • Somebody Got My Goat Last Christmas – And This Year Too December 3, 2019
    By far, the best Christmas gift I gave last year was a goat. That’s right - I gave someone a live goat! And it was such a good gift that I’m giving more goats away this year. This may seem strange given my disdain for goats and especially goat yoga. Goats are wily, frisky creatures, […]
  • Game 5 of the World Series Was A Real Bust November 25, 2019
    This year’s World Series was historic. Yes, the visiting team won all seven games, but another first-time occurrence topped even that. At the start of the middle of the seventh inning in Game 5, Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole looked in to his catcher to flash him a sign. And he got flashed alright, by […]
  • When PowerPoints Lose Their Power November 13, 2019
    My company hosts a large conference every year where industry people come from far and wide to hear many expert speakers pontificate on relevant topics. I am one of these pontificators, and I am entrusted with presenting our 5-year forecast, the most vital information of the entire conference for many of the attendees. This is […]