Superman

It is hard to believe that Superman will be eighty-five years old this year, created by Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster in 1932 but originally as a “bald telepathic villain bent on dominating the entire world.” He was ‘re-created” in 1933 bearing little, if any, resemblance to the villain he

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Looks Like More Rain

I have never really liked the rain, and especially so when it is combined with any kind of wind. It’s a nuisance, an inconvenience. Proportionate to the amount of rain, so increases my disdain for it. A little drizzle is not so bad, perhaps even refreshing, but more than that,

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Getting On With Life

The move to Okotoks went without event. Even traversing the Coqulhalla and challenging Roger’s Pass at -19° (that is cold even in Fahrenheit) with some blowing snow did not stop us (though the week previous, travelers were stranded overnight on the Coqulhalla). Within a day of arriving we were essentially

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Blindness

I cannot imagine what it would be like to be certifiably blind, even though I might argue that throughout the course of my lifetime my extreme nearsightedness (sometimes more accurately a mental condition that besets me) has given me an approximate feel for such a condition. Of all my senses

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Nothing Out of the Ordinary

  I am, generally speaking, quite observant; that is to say, there is not much that goes on around me that escapes my attention. I will admit, however, that there are those occasions (not often, but they do happen) when my wife rearranges some of the artwork in our house

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Making Important Decisions

Which one of us has never made a decision that we wished in retrospect we could take back, reverse in some way, make differently, or at least forget about entirely. Sometimes you simply have to live with your decisions and sometimes you have to die because of them. In Italy,

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Expectations

I am not a great fan of philosophy; it seems far too wordy, and for all its words, so terribly difficult to understand. I remember when I was in seminary and, for some strange reason, was reading Immanuel Kant’s, “The Problem of Metaphysics”, when for one moment (it didn’t last

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Caught Off Guard

About the only time I actually sit down and read a newspaper is when I am by myself in a fast food restaurant; something just feels right about the combination of the daily news and food that you intuitively know is not good for you (for that matter, sometimes the

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TEOTWAWKI

What is it about “the end of the world as we know it” that fascinates everyone? Would be prophets prophesy  [with no success], authors write books [and make a fortune], movies are made [and make everyone involved even greater fortunes] but we are all still here, waiting for the end

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Inconceivable

I have always had a fascination with science fiction and would probably count myself as a ‘Trekkie’ (though considerably not nearly as crazy as most), having watched virtually every one of the original episodes of Star Trek (many times over). I have always been intrigued with travel to far-flung galaxies,

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