Are You Marvin?

My parents cursed me but didn’t know it.  They cursed me, not because I despised the name Marvin, which I did, but because Marvin is my first name. If there is anything about my life I could change it would be to reverse my names, so that I am now Stephen Marvin...

Keeping Score

I’ve got to get a job there. Got to.  The pay is pretty good I hear, but the catch is, I’d have to move to Dayton, Tennessee.  The Lazy-Boy Company has a plant there that employs a few thousand people and they make recliners.  At any given time twenty five...

Home Remedies

This time of year it seems that everyone has the cruds.  So, once I asked a group of senior citizens for some home remedies. They said, if a child has the cruds, put them in the shower, close the door, and get the bathroom steamy. They shared lots of other home...

CAVE People

CAVE people are Citizens Against Virtually Everything.  Every community has them and I guess every church too. We have a church member who says that he has been against every change we have ever done at church. I think he’s kidding! In my mind, baseball sports writers...

Reflections on Broccoli (and People)

I spent a morning at our daughter’s school when she was just a kid. I had lunch there with a few hundred of her closest friends.  The menu for the day was a choice of spaghetti, pizza, or a sandwich, along with some green things such as salad and broccoli. All the...

Spellin’

My dad was really smart, especially with numbers.  That made him a really good card player, by the way, which, even if I had inherited those genes, would have done me no good as a Baptist minister.  Anyway, he was good at math, but no good at spelling.  Apparently the...

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