Posts by Gene
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Knee-Jerking My Way Through Georgia

Here are some observations from my first week in Georgia: The word “Georgia” has no “r” in it; at least, not if you’re from Georgia. If you eat out and you order “iced tea,” they don’t even bat an eye, just bring you sweet tea, as if there were no other kind. If you order […]

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Where East Meets West

Having lived for seven eventful, fun-filled, wonderful years in California, I have always figured that, where coasts are concerned, West is best and East is least. I have slowly been changing my mind. Well, adjusting it. I still love the west coast. California is peerless. But the East offers so much in terms of history […]

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Devotional: Change!

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. Prov. 9:9 (KJV) Few people enjoy change. We get in a comfort zone and tend to want to remain there. Economist John Galbraith observed, “Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind, and […]

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A Devotional: “Fizz!”

My darling, you are beautiful! Oh, you are beautiful, and your eyes are like doves. S of S. 1:15 (NCV) Bruce Barton said, “Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.” Little things can make a huge difference. Dr. John Pemberton experienced […]

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Your Boredom is Boring!

When I was a middle school teacher (which is roughly tantamount to being a riverboat captain on the River Styx), I would hear with regularity this complaint from my charges: “Mister, I’m bored!” (They called any male teacher or administrator “Mister” because, I suppose, they couldn’t be bothered with actually learning to say difficult names […]

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