Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 23, 2016)

Loaded with Blessings Daniel Defoe gave good advice through his fictitious character Robinson Crusoe. The first thing that Crusoe did when he found himself on a deserted island was to make a list. On one side of...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (February 18, 2016)

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Glad Tidings of Good Things (July 5, 2018)

Why Aren’t Woodpeckers Brain-Dead?  Why aren’t woodpeckers extinct? This animal smashes its head against a tree all day long without ever “seeing stars.” It does this without sustaining any damage. The more we study the...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (March 21, 2019)

The Rule of “Three” Three things to govern: Temper, tongue, conduct  Three things to cultivate: Courage, affection, gentleness Three things to commend: Thrift, industry, promptness Three things to despise: Cruelty, arrogance, ingratitude Three things...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (March 2, 2017)

Building a Wall In Ancient China, the people desired security from the barbaric hordes to the north, so they built The Great Wall of China. It was so high they knew no one could climb...

Glad Tiding of Good Things (July 14, 2016)

$86,000 I had a crazy uncle. He was rich. I liked him a lot. He was rather odd, but still I thought he was great. He had some unusual ideas. As president of a big...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 14, 2019)

Just One Match I was crossing the Atlantic a short time ago, and one night I and some of the passengers were talking to the captain. He told us of an incident that had occurred...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (July 28, 2016)

“He Is Sleeping, Mr. President” John Kenneth Galbraith, in his autobiography, A Life in Our Times, illustrates the devotion of Emily Gloria Wilson, his family’s housekeeper: It had been a wearying day, and I asked Emily...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 5, 2018)

All but a Nail A Haitian wanted to sell his house for $2,000. Another man wanted to buy it, but he was poor, and couldn’t afford the full price. After much bargaining, the owner agreed to sell...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 17, 2016)

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