“Pinochle & Ice Cream”

You’ve probably heard that “laughter is the best medicine”. In fact I read that “laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals; endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.” Wow, the next time you see some clown rolling on the floor laughing, don’t call the men … Continue reading “Pinochle & Ice Cream”

“Wow, What An Adventure”

Faith is such an overwhelming reordering of our perception of reality. With faith we are able to look beyond the finite and look into the eternal…. looking beyond our problems to God’s blessings. With faith our joy comes alive… our hope wins the day.  Listen to these lines of Jacques Fesch, a condemned murderer, who … Continue reading “Wow, What An Adventure”

“Back To My Roots”

For those who have been looking for the BLOG over the last several days and wondering what happened….. well, the BLOG is back. I’ve got a lot of stories rushing around my head from this past week and hopefully some of them may turn into future BLOGS.   In a “nutshell”, we left for St. Louis … Continue reading “Back To My Roots”

The Wiener Wagon 

You’ll never guess what a friend of mine saw the other day while driving through Pennsylvania. Hmmmmmm, was it a famous movie star, a superstar athlete, an honest politician, a meteor ? No, no, no….. do you give up? Okay I’ll tell you…. he saw the “Wiener Wagon”. I’m serious the “Wiener Wagon” is still … Continue reading The Wiener Wagon 

“Sharkie—Teaching About God”

Learning comes in many ways. The Lecture is one of the common methods of teaching and hopefully learning. I remember the big lecture hall at St. Louis U…. a hundred or so energetic Organic Chemistry students staring glassy eyed  at the board filled with the formula for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), commonly known as Teflon. Our teacher Dr. Igor speaking with … Continue reading “Sharkie—Teaching About God”

“The Tale Of The Fruit Flies”

Originally Posted Sept. 28, 2021 I guess it’s part of aging, but some distant memories are becoming sharper in my mind. I recently recalled a time in 1968 when I was grinding my way thru my last semester of college at St.Louis U.  I was taking a heavy course load including a Genetics class with … Continue reading “The Tale Of The Fruit Flies”

“A Feel Good Story”

Recently I’ve been reading a number of wonderful articles and books that would be good topics for a BLOG. Yet, I need some more time to digest them and try to distill some of the thoughts…otherwise, I should just copy the entire book into the BLOG, and then it’s not really a BLOG….. hmmmmmm. So … Continue reading “A Feel Good Story”

“Granny Is Still Teaching Us”

We are fast approaching Christmas. It’s a time of preparation…get the tree, buy the presents, decorate the home…and hopefully prepare our hearts. For many years we tried to get our shopping done prior to Advent so we could minimize the distractions during Advent…. it’s worked to some degree.  As I get older I sometimes think … Continue reading “Granny Is Still Teaching Us”