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Now that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been installed as Pope Francis, I must say that I could not be happier with the papal conclave's choice. Not that the College of Cardinals would bother to ask my opinion on the matter – I'm not even Catholic – but as a student of religion, one who stumbles along trying to follow Jesus, and a lover of startling, historic moments, I am ecstatic.

All the obvious reasons for my joy come to mind. Pope Francis is the first pope from the Southern...


It was five years ago that Grandma passed away. When we attended her graveside service, Grandpa stood alone next to the casket. His tears flowed freely then. The grove next to the First Lutheran Church where she was buried on a midsummer's day was filled to the edges with her friends and relatives. None of us understood when Grandpa walked away from the church that day. He just started walking. For an old man, with a cane, we were concerned when he headed home by himself. A nine-block long walk...


Why is Greenland mostly ice
and Iceland mostly green?

The Retirement
The fifteenth of April,
Is National Tax Day,
What you worked so hard for,
They taketh away.
They're not even hungry,
Yet they spend it on pork,
Give it to people who hate us,
And those who won't work.
The politicians are busy,
They seldom rest,
They're working their tails off,
Feathering their nest.

The taxes collected,
The influence they hold,
Are quickly turned,
Into silver and gold,
And if they're still living,
When out they must bow,...


In ancient Jerusalem there was a pool of water called Bethesda. The location served as an impromptu hospital ward, a collection point for the sick, blind, and paralyzed. These infirmed went to Bethesda to receive a hoped for healing – not from a physician – but from the therapeutic waters themselves.

Back then it was a common belief that an angel came from heaven at certain times and "stirred up the water" of Bethesda's pool, resulting in miraculous healing for anyone who could get in the...


If 2012 was a banner year for Hollywood, so far 2013 has set out to counter that success. Most movies I've seen since January have been pretty mediocre at best, and The Host continues that trend. The new movie from Stephanie Meyer, creator of Twilight barely manages to produce sympathy with a colonized human race.

In The Host, Earth has been colonized by alien "souls" who take over the bodies of other species and run their planet smoothly and peacefully. Since humans were inhabited by the...


If home is where one hangs their hat, does that mean a hatless person homeless?

Complete and Finished
In a recently held linguistic competition in London and attended by the best linguist in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, man was the clear winner with a standing ovation that lasted over five minutes.
The final question was: How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE AND FINISHED, in a way that is easy to understand? Some people say there is no difference.

Here is his amazing...


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