We like stuff for free. Getting an offer of a free cruise or a prize in a contest is exciting. Wow, we think. We didn’t expect it, and it’s a pleasant surprise. Mostly, however, we feel we’ve ...

A fantasy gift. Anything in our box. Oh, we know it’s not real, but what if? If no holds are barred, and cost isn’t an object, what would we choose? It’s that genie thing, the one where we ...

Buying a car repaired after an accident is a chancy thing. Who did the repairs? Did they use factory replacement parts? Or did they opt for cheaper lookalikes, ones that would look good for awhile ...

Moving water has awesome power. Experts tell us 6” can sweep a person off their feet. A foot and a half can float a car. Three feet can wash away a bus. A tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in ...

The U.S. Declaration of Independence tells us in the words of Thomas Jefferson that we all deserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That means we are owed life and liberty by our ...

In May 2018, Megan Markle, American television icon, married into the British royal family. The celebration was followed worldwide, with Nielsen ratings telling us 29 million people viewed the ...

Water is a necessity. We can’t live without it. It’s vital for drinking, yes, but also for food preparation and sanitation. When there’s no water available, we’ll do whatever it takes to ...

Our Christian walk is a privilege. It starts with a gift. Salvation is a free advancement in life offered to us without string or attachment. We ask and believe, and we become new in ...

Dividing fact from opinion is a tricky feat. When we see something in print, a veneer of validity seems to be attached. They wouldn’t print it, if it wasn’t true, would they? When a trusted ...

Some days we flail the air. There’s no peace. Nothing satisfies us. We can’t make things right, and we’re certain no one can. We envy the people who seem to have a silver spoon, and we want ...

What’s the greatest thing that can happen to us? Oh, that’s easy, we say. Winning the Lottery, of course. With an extra $50 million or so, life would become a peachy experience. Some of us ...

We know water conducts electricity . . . Now, hang on there a moment. That’s not really true. Not in the literal sense. Wha!?! Are you sure? Absolutely. It’s the other things in ...

Move to the Midwest, and you’ll understand the need for a bolt hole. They are known as storm cellars. When a tornado moves in, there’s nothing you can do to fight it. You’re forced to run to a ...
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