Monthly Archives: April 2014

An Endless March to Nowhere

Jean Henri Fabre was a French naturalist who, fascinated by the sight of processional caterpillars marching in a long unbroken line, each one touching the one in front of it, decided to try an experiment to see if they would … Continue reading

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Heaven for Twenty Dollars

A Canadian news report into a website called Heaven’s Registry tells us that for a mere twenty dollars we can have “guaranteed admission into heaven.” The certificate is also available for “cherished pets” at a cost of fifteen dollars. The … Continue reading

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If I had my life over again

The well known columnist Erma Bombeck once wrote: ‘If I had my life to live over, I would invite friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained. I would take the time to listen to my grandfather ramble … Continue reading

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The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go

On this ANZAC Day it behoves us to consider again the memories that those thousands of returned servicemen and women are unable to share with those of us who’ve never been where they went. Siegfied Sassoon, the famous soldier poet … Continue reading

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Change of Identity

The French writer, Henri Barbusse, tells of a conversation overheard in a dugout full of wounded men during World War 1. One of them, who knew he had little time left to live, said to another man: “Listen, Dominic. You’ve … Continue reading

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Finding God in the Loneliest of Places

There’s a wonderful story in the Bible about a man named Jacob who had to leave home in a hurry to flee for his life. That first night he ended up at a lonely spot where he settled down miserable … Continue reading

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The Power of an Encouraging Word

Fifteen year old Douglas Maurer went into depression when he was diagnosed with leukemia and learned he was to have three years of chemotherapy that would send him bald and bloated. To cheer him up his aunt ordered some flowers; … Continue reading

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