Monthly Archives: October, 2012

God’s got a sense of humor

I used to tell my brothers and close friend, “You don’t think God’s got a sense of humor? Look in the mirror sometime.” (So if you ever heard that from me, then you know I liked you very much. Or you’re my brother — I suppose those two are not necessarily mutually exclusive.)

I was reminded of that old quote the other day, Continue reading →


We meet friends and acquaintances at some Salvation Army function in the Chicago area and we’ll get one of two greetings: “You’re still here? Any word on when you’ll go?” or, “So how do you like it over there? They let you come back so soon?” It’s become a running joke between Sandy and me to “bid” on the number of times we’ll be asked either of those. Continue reading →