Overcome

Overcome The sun beat down on the Gaugamela plain, glinting off of helmets, spear tips and shields as dust and sand rose in great gusts, intermittently blocking the view of the enemy. The call from the officers rang out and the sandaled feet of the Macedonian phalanx advanced, not in a straight line, but at…

The Least Worst Option

Were you ever unfortunate enough to have a friend who liked Long John Silver’s? You may have been able to finagle your way out of a trip to the place the first or second time he asked you to go with him, but you know that custom and friendship dictates that the third time you…

I’m Not Superman

May I try something?” I asked my 6 year-old son, gesturing for his soccer ball. He said, “Sure!” and kicked it over to me. I then lined myself up and swung my leg through it, connecting cleanly and knocking the ball into the far upper V of the goal about 25 yards away. My son’s…

Below My Window

Below my window stands a Canadian Goose. You know the bird well if you have ever lived anywhere in the Central United States. Actually, you’ll have to excuse me. I’m not an ornithologist, so I’m not sure exactly where they’re found in the U.S. But I never recall seeing them in California or Georgia, so…

Attack of the Normals

The other day I was out driving around, stopped at an intersection and began looking around in the interminable wait at the red light. To my right a small car pulled up next to me and the driver had his finger two knuckles deep in his nose. There was no shame from him. He didn’t…

How Do You Know Me?

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him,…