Random Thoughts 8-31-2008

When I first saw the list of tropical storms names for this year, I thought Gustav and Josephine would be the most likely ones to become major storms.  It’s looking like I was right about Gustav.  As I write this on August 29th, it is expected to become a major hurricane. An interesting post on…

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Scripture: Leviticus 23:24

Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.’ Labor Day originated in 1882 in New York as a day off for workers.  It became a federal holiday in 1894 and is celebrated on the first Monday…

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A Society of Fear

    Have we become a society based on fear?  I would like to say no, but the evidence says otherwise.      Travel, especially air travel, has become a major annoyance rather than an enjoyable experience because of our fear or terrorists.  Cruise ships and trains are catching up.    Look at the advertising industry.  Fifty years ago you rarely, if…

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Big Bob’s Banquet

    Big Bob had done very well in business.  Now that he was retired, he decided to have a banquet and invite all the people in the small town where he lived.  Over 500 were invited.  Big bob hired two of the best caterers in the area to supply the food and a respected string quartet…

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