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Miles ‘o Piles

As I’m writing this, I’ve just finished several hours of straightening, cleaning, and shoveling here in my home office. Part of that time was spent doing some much needed housekeeping on my computer, where I found my hard drive running … Continue reading

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Living in a Linear World

I took an IQ test a couple of days ago. I think I passed. I’m not completely sure, because every definition of “intelligence quotient” (IQ) that I’ve found so far is so convoluted and complex that it’s not understandable. This … Continue reading

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More Than A Father

Note from Dan: The following was written and originally posted in June, 1998. While updating the site in 2006, I rewrote some of the articles to make them “fresher,” but felt moved to leave this one alone. I think you’ll … Continue reading

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Look at the Label

I was in the midst of my usual routine this morning, feeding the cats, so that I can pour my first cup of coffee unassisted. I reached for the can of cat food, and said “whaddaya think guys, how does … Continue reading

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Mews at Eleven

Working in the media is a strange and sometimes wonderful career. There’s always something interesting going on, thanks to advertising agencies, who spend untold thousands of dollars trying to get a little free publicity for their clients. TV and radio … Continue reading

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Ode to an Organ

Sharon and I spent the day Saturday at an auction. That, in and of itself, isn’t particularly newsworthy information – we go to auctions as often as we’re able to. Being the king and queen of the low bid, we … Continue reading

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Loud is Little

Lately, I’ve found myself contemplating the “dark side” of Christian ministry. If you think that there couldn’t possibly be a “dark side” to such a noble thing as serving God and His people, you’re absolutely right—but not everything that calls … Continue reading

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How to Kill Your Business (or your church)

There is a fine and hard-to-attain point of balance in the world of retail sales. Most retailers spend a lot of time and energy trying to find and maintain that balance. A few even manage to pull it off on … Continue reading

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The Other Mothers

With Mother’s day approaching, it seems like I ought to write a mother’s day tribute of some sort. Whatever your position in life, there is one common thread that binds us all together: Every one of us has a mother. … Continue reading

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The Lawnmower of Unity

I mowed my lawn last weekend. That’s not a particularly newsworthy announcement, but it was a great learning experience. You might be surprised at what you can learn when you’re mowing the lawn. I converted my mower from a rear-bagger … Continue reading

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