Archive for June, 2014

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My Life As ‘A Lemon Tree’ Paratrooper

TheDiscipleMD When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. (‘Lemon Tree’, Peter Paul and Mary, 1962) Although the […]

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But Is Anybody Listening?

In a commentary published in November of 2007, written by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, he asks this question: “Where are the orators who will lead us away from our fixation on pleasure and prosperity and back to an ethic well understood by previous generations; an ethic of responsibility and accountability? (“Double Jeopardy”, Washington Times). The answer: “Husband […]

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Yes, But He Has Such Nice Teeth! (Looking For The Good In Others)

TheDiscipleMD I was sitting in an afternoon school class during the middle of my eighth grade year when a girl sitting across from me named Nancy asked me, totally out of the blue, “Do you ever clean your ears?” I didn’t know what to say and she didn’t wait for an answer. I remember feeling […]

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King Richard III’s Winter of Discontent Is Past! (The Hunchbacked Toad Speaks From The Grave)

TheDiscipleMD “Examination of Richard III’s remains shows that he had a scoliosis, thus confirming that the Shakespearean description of a ‘hunchbacked toad’ is a complete fabrication — yet more proof that, while the plays are splendid dramas, they are also most certainly fiction not fact,” said Phil Stone, chairman of the Richard III Society. “History […]

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