Monthly Archives: July 2010

More Loopholes

wikimedia. We’ve been talking about loopholes that people use to get around the spirit of laws. My favorite is Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman emperor and a saint in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Byzantine Catholic, Anglican, and … Continue reading

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Uncertain Future?

  This cartoon reminds me of an acquaintance years ago. His doctor looked up from the test results and said, “Tell me, Mr. Balestrini, do you believe in God?” Oh, oh. It also reminds me of some appeals from charities … Continue reading

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License Plates

I don’t know about other countries, but here in the U.S. states allow people to buy “vanity plates”. Instead of a combination of letters/numbers issued by the state the buyer can choose his own…as long as it uses only about … Continue reading

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Stress Test

  What are the “stress tests” in your life? My daily one is to look at the news every morning and to avoid being discouraged by the latest messes. I also spend a lot of time reading history so I … Continue reading

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This cartoon tickled me, but I don’t really believe it. For one thing, sometimes patience represents hope rather than despair…say when we grow a garden or raise a child. Some of the most worthwhile things in life can’t be rushed, … Continue reading

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