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Reflections on an Eclipse

There was an eclipse of the sun in our area today. But I missed it. I couldn’t look at it directly and risk eye damage, of course. My eyesight is bad enough as it is. And I wasn’t going to go online and pay $1,000 for officially certified viewing glasses. I am too cheap for […]

Christian Love in a Shoebox

Our local newspaper (The Abbotsford News) has reported that a local public school has decided to stop participating in the Operation Christmas Child program because of “religious concerns.” For those not familiar with the program, Operation Christmas Child is run by a Christian charity called Samaritan’s Purse. Participants pack shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene […]

What’s Wrong with Americans?

I am 66 years old. I am, as my doctor says, in very good shape for someone my age. I still lead an active life. I can walk, shovel snow, rake leaves, and babysit grandchildren for 12 hours a day. My mind is still sharp enough that I can work as a professional editor, write […]

After Christmas

Now that Christmas is over, we return to reality. Perhaps that explains why, once again this year, I became wearied with the trappings of Christmas—all the sappy sentimentality and silly pretense. Even the newspapers and television news programs—the supposed messengers of truth and reality in our society—blithely reported the myth of Santa Claus as if […]