Manvotional: The Debt We Owe to Fathers

Today is Father's Day, and as it happens, I have a lot of time available, doing nothing other than to contemplate its meaning. I am at home; my left lower leg in a cast-like boot, having torn a tendon in my ankle; my right wrist in a brace due to a chronic carpal tunnel syndrome that popped up a few months ago; the meniscus in my right knee in need of an orthopedist's care; and still recovering from almost a month now of a respiratory infection. Old age is not for the faint of heart. I expect all of this to either get better on its own, or be made better by a qualified physician, so it is not my permanent state; but it seems to take longer these days to bounce back from things, and even relatively minor ailments when taken in the aggregate seem to be particularly debilitating. [Cough! Whimper.]

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A Revolutionary Thought

Happy Independence Day! Some people like to just think of it as "Happy 4th of July", and to them it is just a other long weekend, with fireworks and picnics, and maybe some beer. For them, it is just another party — but they forget the reason for the party, the celebration of the birth of our nation.

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