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Rest in Peace, Jill Clayburgh

6 Nov

Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress known for portraying strong, independent women, died on Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66.

Read more:  New York Times

Jill Clayburgh
April 30, 1944 – November 5, 2010


God Bless the USA

27 Oct

Lee Greenwood, Born on this Day in 1942.

So, what else is there to buy at CVS?

16 Oct

I’m clearing off my desk and am reminded that my coupon for 20% off a purchase at CVS is good only today and tomorrow.  Then I read the fine print.

This coupon excludes sale merchandise, discontinued merchandise, milk, bread, alcohol, gift cards, lottery, money orders, prescriptions, postage stamps, pre-paid cards, tobacco products, newspapers, and magazines.

I guess as a drug store, they’re used to all of the disclaimers that normally accompany prescriptions.

But seriously, I can’t find much outside of that list that gives me reason to go to CVS.

“In His hand are the depths of the earth”

14 Oct

Not widely mentioned in the media reports of the Chilean miner rescue are the t-shirts all were wearing.  On the back were the words of Pssalm 95:4

“In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him.”

The t-shirts were a gift from Campus Crusade for Christ Chile and were provided at the request of miner Jose Henriquez.  A letter from Henriquez said that “We have prayer services at 12 noon and 6 pm.”

The front of the shirt simply says “¡Gracias, señor!” or “Thank you, Lord!”

The story behind the Chilean miners’ Jesus T-Shirts
CNN Belief Blog

In four weeks, we change it back…

6 Oct

Have You Forgotten?

10 Sep

Have You?

How a Montgomery County, Virginia UPS driver ruined my family’s evening…and maybe week.

7 Sep

My wife works in sales. Periodically she has to ship training materials to locations around the state. This is one of those weeks.

Last week, she went to our local UPS Store to ship a package from Richmond to Montgomery County. It had to be there today. If it’s there later than 7:30 tomorrow morning, it’s too late. So she paid the extra rate for guaranteed delivery by close of business today.

Around 1:00 p.m. today she called UPS to track the package. She was told that before noon the driver had attempted to deliver the package but that the addressee was no longer at that address. He. Was. Wrong.

So, when I got home after 6:00 p.m., she was STILL trying to get an answer from UPS. In the course of conversation she determined that the driver never actually went inside the building. She clarified the address.

Apparently that was a mistake.

Seems UPS took it as an “address change” which automatically delays the “guaranteed by close of business today” for 24 hours.


Another hour or so on the phone with no luck.

To his credit, the manager of the local UPS Store got on the phone and located the package. The trainer should be able to go to the airport tonight to pick up the package.

If not, my wife has to get up at 3:00 a.m. and drive to Montgomery County.

Oh yes, we’ll be getting those shipping charges back.

And using them to send things from FedEx.

Rest in Peace Bobby Hebb (Sunny)

5 Aug

Singer and songwriter Bobby Hebb, best known for writing and recording “Sunny.”

Robert Von Hebb
July 26, 1938 – August 3, 2010

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

22 Jul

Tropical Storm Bonnie

Rest in Peace, Doug Oldham

21 Jul

Gospel music legend Doug Oldham has passed away at the age of 79.