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A Word to the Wise: Running toward a healthy future

I just crossed the birthday line again for the 51st time. Time waits for no one. There are things I could do years ago that I can no longer do. It’s the stark fact of aging. Som ...

A Word to the Wise: Getting away from it all isn't so easy

It finally happened. I officially went camping, even if it was for just two days and even if it was at a place designed for such activity. Some of our church friends went to Lake F ...

A Word to the Wise: Here's the dirt on summer landscaping

The heat is on. It’s summer time, so what else did we expect? During these hot days we have undertaken a major yard project that necessitated removing our front yard. With a lo ...

A Word to the Wise: Farewell, for now, to two fine people

As we start into the second half of 2010 (yes, it is halfway over already), my thoughts turn to the brevity of things. Such thoughts were precipitated by the deaths of two people ...

A Word to the Wise: This home is for the birds

One day I was leaving our house and for some reason decided to look up. There, sitting in the eaves of the front porch, was a dove. It was just sitting there, looking at me. Fro ...

A Word to the Wise: Stormy days are reason to rejoice

It is not just me, we are surely having the wettest and coolest spring in some time around here. I heard somewhere that this is the coolest Sacramento-area spring in over 50 years. ...

A Word to the Wise: Excuse me while I gripe and cry

After seeing NBA star LeBron James plying his wares to see what nine-figure salary he can command as a free agent, and after seeing the MTV show that highlighted the best of the pa ...

A Word to the Wise: Examining the Bible’s powerful ‘word of life’

Christianity is a relationship more than it is a religion. It is not a one-time or occasional experience but a life and a lifestyle, a daily walk with God. The Bible is not an answ ...

Don’t be bored, have fun while you drive from A to Z

Back in the day when we were kids and confined to the car during a long trip, we would often come up with games to occupy our attention. It made the trip seem less daunting. Such ...

Somebody stop me, I'm about to get cynical

Conan O’Brien, near the end of his final Tonight Show, spoke on a serious note about his departure. In his speech he said, “I hate cynicism. It’s my least favorite quality. ...