Life as a Card Game

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Any serious writer has turned to metaphor when trying to convey an important thought.    It is a way of getting the reader to really “see” what the author is saying.  Of all the topics to have been put through the metaphor spectroscope, LIFE must certainly be somewhere on the top.  The Bible itself often compares life to a “fleeting … Read More

The Dreaded Word

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It’s one hour before dismissal and Ms. R, the 5th grade science teacher, is fantasizing about a nice warm bath.  All she wants right now is for her students to listen without interrupting. She needs to finish this segment so that she will be in sync with the principal’s schedule. Back in homes and offices throughout the city parents are … Read More

Go Fly a Kite

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Go Fly a Kite   Every now and again, life throws us a gift in the guise of an opportunity.  The thing is, we need to be able to recognize it for what it is and use it wisely.  I saw just such an occasion a few weeks ago. Picture two young children in a park attempting to fly a kite … Read More

Handle With Care 

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    By now, we have all been warned about how careless use of the iPhone can endanger us.  From driving accidents to causing a sort of mob amnesia when it comes to simple every day decency.  Cell phones ringing at a funeral, for example, is no longer such a rarity.  And more’s the pity.  We should feel ashamed, but shame … Read More