The Cactus Who Wanted to Be a Christmas Tree

Katie loves Christmastime. Getting presents is nice, and playing in the snow with her friends is fun, but what she likes best are all the pretty decorations...

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Sunny and Victor: Best Friends Forever

Bears and rabbits are not supposed to be friends, but the story of how Sunny Bunny and Victor Bear became “best friends forever” is a tale of friendship...

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Some Poems About Life

(30 Actually) Gems of Wit & Wisdom

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Happy Birthday — Radio

On November 2nd, 1920, radio station KDKA in Pittsburg, PA broadcast the first regular radio transmission in the US — the Harding-Cox presidential election results.  Only about 5000 people owned radios at that time, and no one was quite sure how to use this new technology. Some wanted radio used for the good of everyone, funded

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A Poem For Halloween

I’m reposting this from last year in honor of Halloween.   Halloween Fun Halloween can be fun for adults, too. I like to hold out a bowl of candy — a nice assortment — and simply say “You may take one of your choice.” and watch the little wheels turn. Which one should I pick?

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Dazzle Them With Camouflage

Having had a career in the military, I know something about camouflage.  A common opinion is good camouflage is supposed to make you disappear into the background (which has led to a lot of jokes, particularly about stealth technology).  Actually all camouflage has to do is make a recognizable shape unrecognizable, if only for a

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Who Do You Run For?

“You can run for me anytime!” In past posts, I’ve written about the sport of running.  Of all the sports I’ve played, it fits me best.  It’s solitary, but I consider that an advantage — no teammates messing up or referees blowing calls — it’s all up to you.  And so far (knock wood) I’ve

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Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

You’ve always heard the mantra “money can’t buy happiness.”  Well, maybe it can. According to a new paperback from the editors of Time magazine entitled The Science of Happiness: New Discoveries for a More Joyful Life, (and yes, It’s on Amazon.com), “Money can help you find more happiness, so long as you know just what you

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