Playing

How much is your privacy worth? Mine is fairly cheap. All it takes is a small crisis over insurance costs and wondering how we will afford insuring Ivy. A teenage driver doubled our cost. So, with a big 6month bill on the way, I started price shopping. Multiple places had offered better deals (some epic, […]

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20 Quadrillion

20 Quadrillion Ants. Quadrillion comes after trillion1. That makes 25 million ants for every one of the 8billion people on earth! Having lived with, been bitten, and then murdered many fire ants, my first thought was… if the ants turn on us, we are doomed! But my next thought was of Antman and the Garden […]

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The New Colossus

Common phrases arise and become slogans, taking on new meaning. To “make America great” has always had meaning. But now it means something very specific. Just as the idea that “America is a Christian nation” has often been said, but each generation interprets it differently. Both of these phrases today are tied up in a […]

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Any other Name

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet And yet a rose does not care what we call it. But try calling your spouse the wrong name (see pic). Or worse, when Ivy was in elementary school her teacher called her “Ivory” for months. Ivory is beautiful, but it is a […]

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Flow

A back entrance to our fellowship hall opens off the adult classroom hallway. Rather than swing 180° to lay flat against the wall, it stops menacingly pointed at the oncoming hallway traffic. This has driven me bonkers for years. But I am not sure anyone else cares. Why aren’t we all the same? Of course, […]

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