Monthly Archives: July 2011


I was reading 1 Kings 21 today as part of my daily Bible reading. This is the story of Ahab and his at first unsuccessful attempt to purchase Naboth’s vineyard. When Naboth refused to sell, Ahab, as wicked as he … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows … Continue reading

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Clogged drains

This morning I woke up to my wife informing me that the toilets were making gurlging noises and the water wasn’t going down in the bathtub. In our front yard is a large elm tree. Beneath that tree is where … Continue reading

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One Year On Neptune

Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846. On Sunday, July 10, 2011, Neptune will have made one orbit around the sun since the people of Earth became aware of its existence (164.79 Earth years). –By way of Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos … Continue reading

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French Exchange Student

Our French exchange student should arrive today for a three week visit; she’s scheduled to get here about 5:00 PM. Over the years, we’ve had students stay with us from Japan, Taiwan, Spain, and France. This summer, my oldest daughter … Continue reading

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Final Shuttle Flight

A commission investigating the disintegration of Columbia on its return flight recommended that the Space Shuttle program be ended and replaced with a new system. The Bush administration came up with the Constellation program and formally ordered the termination of … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

The artistic temperament is a disease which afflicts amateurs. –G. K. Chesterton Success as a writer does not come from genius, talent or inspiration. It comes from attention to craft: to learning how to write. It comes from consistent work … Continue reading

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A Passing

On June 24, my father-in-law, Rev. Robert A. Williamson passed away. The memorial service was at the Community Bible Church of La Habra where he had pastored the last few years. The service was well-attended. Send to Kindle

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