Summer’s Ending
Posted on August 25, 2015

As I write this we are mopping our brows in a heat wave. How the weathermen love these moments when they dig up temperature records from years ago and tell us which ones we will or will not break before it ends. If it happens, they exult. If it doesn’t, they never apologize or refer to it again. What a job!!

Of All Things Civil
Posted on August 18, 2015

I have always prided myself on taking seriously my rights and duties as a citizen, so I daily check the status of the world of politics. I am beginning to feel very discouraged as the line between entertainment and news has almost disappeared. Is it our 7 minute attention spans or laziness about thinking? I can’t tell you.

The Power of Shared Learning
Posted on August 11, 2015

One of the joys of my different summer schedule is the opportunity to study with other like-minded adults. For years I have been joining dozens of others who share a week of Bible study at a small university in Pennsylvania.

Posted on August 4, 2015

I got such a shot in the arm in the summer doldrums when I came upon an article by Dewitt Jones. I am sure a number of us have seen, at workplace conferences, his delightful short film “For the Love of It” which so wonderfully illustrates the simple fact that doing what we do for the love of it can be joy! Now he offers a deeper thought.