Gambling
Posted on February 23, 2014

I don’t know a lot about betting. Gambling has never appealed to me. The only reasons I would have for visiting Las Vegas would be (a) the shows and (b) the buffets. Come to think of it, we’ve got all the shows anyone could ever want in New York, so let’s revise my list. I guess the only reason I would visit Las Vegas is for the buffets. Anyway, I don’t gamble.

Birthdays
Posted on February 16, 2014

As I write this, I’m trying not to feel old despite the undeniable fact that I am getting “older.” I have a birthday coming up later this month. Not all birthdays are particularly noteworthy. But those ending in the numbers 5 or 0 tend to be big deals. I’m about to have one of those – a “big deal birthday."

Having Ears
Posted on February 9, 2014

Last week I received an e-mail from a friend of many years, Alex Kosma. Alex sent me a copy of an article written by a ninety-year-old retired physician. The physician wrote of a personal experience from two perspectives: as a doctor and as a patient.

All the World
Posted on February 2, 2014

I had a seminary professor years ago who used to say: “In ministry, we always have to broaden our field of vision.” Perhaps that is what Jesus was getting at when he said: “Go ye into ALL the world...”