Brotherhood

Since The Masters golf tournament has been in the news lately, here goes: A man had two tickets for the Masters, Saturday and Sunday. He took two chairs and set them by the 18th green, front row. As he sits down, another man comes along and asks if anyone is sitting...

Reflections on Borrowing

“It’s Palm Sunday, so I want you to go into town and steal me a donkey.”  Jesus told his disciples.  “If anybody catches you tell them ‘I need it.'”  OK, it wasn’t exactly stealing.  It was borrowing. Reminds me of the old...

Tiny Tugs

Just before a soldier made his first parachute jump, his sergeant reminded him, “Count to ten and pull the first rip cord.  If it snarls, pull the second rip cord for the auxiliary chute.  After you land, our truck will pick you up.”  The paratrooper took a deep...

Farewell or Freshen Up?

I like a lot of the modern music. I listen to modern music when my sixteen-year-old daughter and I are in the car together. When I am by myself I listen to my music—60s stuff. We tend to favor the music we liked in our younger days, songs that we remember on dates or...

Methodists and BBQ (again)

I said I wouldn’t do it because it was too easy. I don’t particularly like picking on the Methodists any more than I do the Pentecostals or Episcopalians. But this was too easy.  A few years ago I bought tickets to the Carrollton First United Methodist annual missions...

Bridge and Hans and Franz

I always wondered what mom and her friends were up to. I mean, who wants to spend all day playing Bridge?  All the guys in my family (dad and my brothers) loved the card game Rook.  That was a man’s game.  Bridge was for girls.  Mom was a card-carrying member of a...

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