Author Archives: Harry Hix

For What It’s Worth

Why so nervous? One Saturday a few weekends ago, Carol and I had the privilege and the fun of attending a flying competition for RC (radio-controlled) model airplanes. Our son-in-law is an RC plane enthusiast and was flying his plane … Continue reading

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Which window? Interesting the way we view things sometimes. I thought about this when I read the following story on a friend’s Facebook post. A couple moved into a new neighborhood, and the next morning, while eating breakfast, the woman … Continue reading

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Cell phones encourage rudeness The noise, though not loud, clearly echoed through the stillness of the sanctuary as the speaker spoke earnestly during the memorial service. Someone had failed to turn off a cell phone or change the sound mode … Continue reading

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Assumptions can be wrong Interesting what can happen sometimes when assumptions are made. Last week, for example, drug agents swarmed onto a property in Union County, Illinois, expecting to find a meth operation. Instead, they discovered a man’s hobby of … Continue reading

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Never underestimate children Youngsters are amazing at times, and quite often will surprise us with their competency—and recently in the case of two young girls their composure under pressure. One young girl, a 4-year-old in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is being called … Continue reading

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Shut the gate on gate In yet another evidence of lack of originality or creativity, media writers, analysts, commentators, bloggers and whoever else have labeled the story about lowering the air pressure on about a dozen footballs for the recent … Continue reading

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Unusual “turn” of events Normally, a turn-signal arm extending from the steering column of a car is used only to signal the direction a driver is planning to turn. But for an Illinois man a metal turn-signal arm signaled the … Continue reading

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