Strange and Stranger Still Redux

Back on June 24, I published a little item called Strange and Stranger Still about Amazon’s Listmania and its second-most popular list, The Top 25 Weirdest Items You Can Purchase Through Amazon! by Sheila Chilcote-Collins, who calls herself an “Ardent Seeker Of Oddities”. As of the original publication date her list had been read 64,465…

Bible Study Nutrition

With all the concern these days about diet, about carbs and protein and what is or is not good for you to eat, there are lessons we can learn from our diet that carry far beyond its effects on our weight and health. Let me give you an example from another daily activity that Christians…

Thank You Lord For What We Have…

Maybe its because I am an optimist, or maybe its because I enjoyed the parade and fireworks yesterday and church today. For whatever reason, I am thankful for what we have in this country. That includes our religious freedom. I could have taken the opportunity to lament the changes that have occured in my lifetime…

Only One Key

Late one night I was going through a collection of stuff that needed to be sorted into discard and keep piles. I came across a box filled with old keys. There was no way to know to what locks they belonged, if indeed the locks still existed. Despite that obvious fact, there was a remarkable…

The WayBack Machine

Yesterday I talked about Boomerangs (children who return to live with their parents). Today I accidently discovered another type of boomerang, a sort of time machine for the Web called the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. This site contains archives of web pages going back to 1996. I found my first william.meisheid.com page. Cool; really, really…

Fresh Chances and Boomerangs

There is a term for parents whose children (in our case child) have moved out. They are called Empty Nesters. Now as those children face one or more difficulties, some of them are moving back in with their parents. These returnees have been called Boomerangs. My wife and I have been Empty Nesters for several…