Billy Graham: 1918-2018

When the Rev. Billy Graham died on Wednesday, the news received comparatively little coverage compared to the impact he made on millions of lives. I was disappointed with that, but not really surprised. The news cycle moves at a feverish pace these days, and the passing of a Christian evangelist — even one so singularly…
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Learning The Hard Way With PS3

For Christmas, my kids pooled their resources and bought me a PlayStation 3. They thought it would be a fun addition to my “man cave.” I had never owned a video game console before, so I was anxious to try it out. It is indeed a fun toy, and it’s bringing out my second childhood.…
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Being Thankful For My Next Breath

In Sunday school last Sunday morning, our teacher showed us a quote from someone (nobody we knew, and not a famous person — just someone who’s grateful) who made us all stop and think. The quote, displayed too small for us to read from our seats but quoted aloud by our teacher, expressed gratefulness toward…
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A Gem Of A Fall Sports Season

It’s a little bit weird at this moment in the high school sports season, where events that breathed life into an otherwise drab fall are gone in what seems to be a heartbeat. It feels like it was almost last weekend when the Worthington High School boys soccer team breezed through the regular season like…
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Battlebots Take Over Where The NFL Disappoints

I didn’t watch a single game of NFL football last weekend, and I probably won’t watch again next weekend either. I seem to have found a replacement for the rock-em, sock-em NFL. It’s the rock-em, sock-em Battlebots show on the Science Channel. The battlebots give me all the excitement I used to have in NFL…
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