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Old and Happy

According to a recent study, old male Republicans (65 +) are happier than everyone else.  So, this is what I have to look forward to down the road.  Not too sure about the "Republican" part, however.  But if I keep going like I am, I will fit the rest of the "happiness" profile.  Click here: Happiness Is ... Being Old, Male and Republican - Yahoo! News

Seems like a certain Copperhead in Maryland wants to come back in the next life as something even more lowly than a Copperhead! The young serpent doesn't have very much respect for the whole Kharma thing--although the Buddhist he bit did pray for the snake to have a "higher rebirth."  If that thing bit me, it would be deader than a doornail.  But at least this Copperhead was smart enough to bite a guy who buys crickets and worms from bait stores and sets them free.  Good grief, its a poisonous snake!  Kill it for Pete's sake!  Click here: Sam Pettengill of Montgomery County Survives Copperhead Snakebite -

Here's yet another copy editor asleep at the switch. Check out this headline. Click here: Missing baby found in Sandwich

Oh goodie! Its national accordion month.  If the accordion is good enough for Barry Manilow, its good enough . . . Better leave it at that.  Remember the old bumper sticker?  "Use an Accordion?  Go to Jail, its the Law!"  Click here: All Things Accordion


Reader Comments (10)

US Senators live longest life told this weekend...they also are remarkable investors...getting in on sweetheart stock for play adjective ________ insert here
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobert kellly
Hmmmmm, my dad used to play the accordian!
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhb
Re happiness, Fernando Lamas said: "It's better to look good than to feel good." I'd say he was onto something but I can't get Osteen out of my head. I'll just say that happiness, like good lookery, while perfectly good, fleeting.
June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Today is my birthday. I am now 56. I consider what to tell me best friend who is 55 and will turn 56 only 9 days later, but who will nevertheless mercilessly call me and ask me something like: "How does it feel to be an old fart?". I secretly think: "I am now closer to being 60 something, rather than 40 something. Ouch!" Maybe, I have begun the countdown to retirement: "10, 9, 8, and so on.".

But, the real answer to how I feel is neither the funny nor the fearful. It is the faithful. Not my faithfulness to God, but God's faithfulness to me.

Over the years, through grace, as part of God's gift of salvation, God has developed my faith that God will perfectly accomplish all of His good pleasure. God will perfectly exercise and demonstrate His "lovingkindness, justice and righteousness" for He delights in these things. Jeremiah 9:24. As part of that perfect accomplishment, God has developed my faith, my confidence, that God "who began a good work in me will perfect it". Philippians 1:6. Through God's grace, God has increased my knowledge of Him; God has increased my fruit; and God has increased my joy. I have noticed within me that "well of water springing up to eternal life." John 4:14.
June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill Hornbeck
I can handle accordians. My complaint is with bagpipes, harpsichords, and hammer dulcimers, in that order. Every time a chicago police officer or firefighter dies in the line of duty they have a full-dress parade, with bagpipes! Sounds like someone running a score of SUV's back and forth over a couple hundred cats. Not at my funeral! Never.
June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Speaking of Osteen, I hear that they're having a hard time keeping fly balls in the park at the New Yankee Stadium; something about a "wind tunnel effect," because of the way the new ball park is aligned. What I want to know is whether the excessive wind is really a case of the way it's positioned or the residual effects of Osteen's speaking there...
June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
No "h" in Karma, I believe.
June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarv
"It's about accumulating merit," he said of such acts.
June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMLR
Was that condign or congruent merit?
June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Carr
Growing up in Australia,we were taught as kids,to never go near snakes,to not even handle them-as if we would,in other words a healthy respect for them.
June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwayne pelling

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