Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Manager’s vs the Father’s Viewpoint in the Parable of the Talents

In What’s Most Important in the Prodigal Son Story?  I shared that while a key part of the story is that the father forgives the wayward son and welcomes him back with open arms, the most important part is that … Continue reading

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Shipwrecked Love or Smooth Sailing?

I am continuing to enjoy Bertrand Russell’s book The Conquest of Happiness.  The first source of happiness he discusses is called zest.  He notes that many people do not have the proper attitude towards food.  The proper attitude a person … Continue reading

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Even When the Pain is Bad, Suicide is Never the Right Answer

Physical pain can be bad, bad enough for people to consider ending their lives to escape it.  My first thought on physical pain has to do with the birth of our first child, Daniel, in 1979.  It was to be … Continue reading

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Sharing Versus Selling

I don’t know about you, but I hate buying a car.  Haggling with someone who is openly deceitful and dishonest is not my idea of a fun sport.  In places like Morocco and Turkey, haggling is not only the national … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

In addition to further discussion of Wine, Women, and Song (the phrase on my Mardi Gras cards from last week) I would like to look at the phrase “eat, drink, and be merry.”  Both phrases are commonly used to refer … Continue reading

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