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Looking Backwards

When we ordain a new elder or deacon at my church, a substantial proportion of the congregation gets into the act. We have the custom of inviting all of the current and former elders and deacons in the congregation to…
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Instruments

I have long noticed a parallel between musicians and scientists. We both use instruments, and I think we both use them for the same purpose: to learn something about nature by interacting with it. For example, a pH meter uses…
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Mouse Under Box in Kitchen

A blue post-it note in my wife's handwriting had appeared on my computer screen during the night. "Mouse under box in kitchen." The cat must have been earning her keep while I slept. When I got downstairs, however, mouse was…