Category Archives: Hot Topics

Pfrightened Phlebotomist

I had a routine blood draw this morning to make sure my blood is routine. According to one study, 60% of men don’t go to the doctor for the same reason we never stop to ask for directions — we’ve … Continue reading

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I find a strange peace in stumbling across something that a Church Father wrote 1700+ years ago that seems to be unfolding yet again politically and even in the church. Athanasius writes: “But human beings, being again foolish, despising the … Continue reading

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On Face Masks

A sentence in a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece regarding re-opening school says it all: “The evidence is still emerging, and credible studies can be marshaled to support both more and less caution.”  This might be the most insightful … Continue reading

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USPS Email, Printed Newspapers, CodgerTalk™

Did you know that the United States Postal Service (USPS) can email you images of what pieces of mail you’ll get later in the day?  Every morning, ’round 8 or so, I get a message from my friendly Postmaster that … Continue reading

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Remembering Ross Perot

Today, between meetings and a walking lunch, I noticed that billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot died.  Upfront confession: Ross Perot hasn’t crossed my mind in a long time.  Hearing the news brought a jumble of thoughts to my … Continue reading

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I spray painted the shrub in our front yard, ok?

The doorbell rang, making all of us run through the list of what it might be: a neighborhood friend, someone dropping off folded laundry (awesome), an Amazon delivery.  This time it was a lawn-chemical company.  They wanted to talk to … Continue reading

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September 11 — In Context

In his book The Younger Evangelicals, worship theologian and professor Robert Webber writes: The younger evangelicals are marked in a very special way  by the events of September 11, 2001.  They know that the world will never be the same, that … Continue reading

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Metal of Honor

I watched the livestream of today’s Medal of Honor ceremony, an award which is bestowed on members of our military who displayed great courage, performed acts of valor, and stepped up to the call of duty in such a way … Continue reading

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Confused Plants and Children

It’s only a week after Valentine’s Day (99% off candy sale!) and our Michigan is showing its versatility of weather. A year ago, our hand-shaped section of earth was covered in snow, like a frosty high-five for our astronaut pals. … Continue reading

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TB (Tom Brady)

Ol’ Tom Brady has won more than his share of Superbowls.  Emily and I were there, digitally speaking, as the first ever Overtime was registered on… whatever the NFL registers these things on.  The tension was palpable, and I’m just … Continue reading

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