Doing business with friends

  I was in the middle lane of Interstate 75 about a mile south of Exit 312 heading north. I needed to meet Ashley at Exit 315. People were slowing in front of me, so I decided to merge left. I glanced left, saw nothing and began to drift into the next lane. That’s when I heard an almost immediate crunch.     I whipped my truck back into the…

Ah Chalet-lee

  I wish you could hear the voice of the character I have inside my head. It’s that of a Scotsman. I’m not sure if it’s from a cartoon I watched as a kid or if it was one of Robin Williams’ alter egos. Either way, when something unsavory would happen to the Scotsman, his expletive of choice was “Ah shillelaghly!”   And with what we just learned on a…

Credit Fraud

Credit Fraud:   I can’t stand a thief. Call me crazy, but I’ve always felt it’s more natural to go to work than to try to take something that’s not yours.   In this day and age, thieves are getting smarter and working harder to take what belongs to you. This past month, I received a strange letter in the mail. It was from the IRS. Any time I get…

Planning For The Future

Assuming there is such a thing, I went to a good funeral recently. It was for a wonderful young woman named Amanda Mitchell. She died at age 35. Hers is a remarkable story of bravery, faith and love.   Early in Amanda’s second pregnancy, the doctors found a softball-size tumor on her colon. The recommendation was to abort the pregnancy and treat the tumor. This violated Amanda’s faith system. Instead, she…