If you live in Walnut, CA like i do, I’m sure you’ve been stuck at the railroad track more than a few times. You approach the tracks at 45 mph and suddenly, the red lights starts flashing at the gates. You try speeding up, but you’re too far to make it across the tracks. You […]

It’s bigger than Black Friday. A Chick-Fil-A is opening 1 mile from my house tomorrow, and at every Chick-Fil-A grand opening, they offer the first 100 customers 52 Chick-Fil-A meals. I wouldn’t mind a free chicken sandwich a week for a  year. Would you camp 24 hours for 52 free Chick-Fil-A meals? The grand opening […]

28
Jul

I was not a great fan of Alvin and the Chipmunks, but after the movie, I am now a fan. The cartoon was not that cute, but the CGIs of Alvin, Simon and Theodore were really cute. We all fell in love with chubby Theodore. I want to take him home and tuck him into […]

Yesterday, someone engaged me in a discussion about gay marriage. I searched for the right words to substantiate my views without coming across like a gay basher or intolerant bigot. Throughout the discussion, I was thinking, “What would Greg Koukl say? How can I be a winsome ambassador for Christ like him?” I didn’t think […]

Randy Pausch died yesterday. In his famous last lecture, he said he had two childhood dreams. I remarked to my son that I couldn’t think of what my childhood dreams were. Maybe I didn’t any dreams that I passionately pursued. My son said, “Maybe that’s why you haven’t accomplished anything.” He didn’t mean it as […]

My mother-in-law makes mochi – yummy! You too, can make mochi – in 30 minutes or less. Try it. (you can fast forward if it gets slow…)

A talking animal, a flying human, a house grows out of the ground – these I call miracles. Events that are impossible as defined by our experiences and by what we know of how the world works are definitely miracles. Are there other types of miracles? When the probability of something happening is so low […]

20
Jul

Can you believe I am reading Chaucer when I don’t have to? My daughter and I were at the library looking at the classics section. She remarked, “I heard Chaucer is really good.” I don’t remember reading The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. I didn’t even know he was a poet! One of the best […]

18
Jul

A commercial said: Five years from now, anything can happen…you could learn French… I don’t know what they were advertising, but it made me think…5 years from now… Five years is not a lot of time, yet, it is enough time to make a difference. I can learn to speak another language in 5 years.. […]

Roald Dahl is best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. My daughter is a huge fan of Roald Dahl. She has several of his books, not the whole collection. I actually think some of his themes, especially the short stories for adults, are a little twisted. If you […]

“…so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 We were at church and I asked, “Can I borrow someone’s car to take my daughter home?” Without hesitation, 2 people handed me their car keys. Later, I asked, “Can someone give me a ride […]

09
Jul
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OMG, this will make you groan… Make sure you get down to #9. It is said that the ability to make and understand PUNS is the highest level of language development. Here are the top 10 winners in the International Pun Contest: 1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The Stewardess looks […]

06
Jul
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I am proud to be an American. Watching a fantastic fireworks show in Cerritos on the 4th, I am proud to be Chinese too. We invented the fireworks

I liked this Mary Russell book much more than the last one I read. Warning: Spoiler ahead. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie King has some deep thoughts on believing in God. Mary is a scholar of theology but did not believe in a miracle even when she saw it with her own eyes. […]