The Mouse Trap

THE MOUSE TRAP A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap. Retreating to the farmyard the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is...

Is Not It Strange?

ISN’T IT STRANGE? Isn’t it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping? Isn’t it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you’re at church, and how short they...

Water

WATER Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Those famous words come from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 poem in which he describes a sailor who, stranded in the middle of the ocean, is...

The Monkey With The Wooden Apples

THE MONKEY WITH THE WOODEN APPLES There once was a happy monkey wandering the jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired.  One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl of the most beautiful apples.  He took one in each hand and ran...

How Rich Are You?

HOW RICH ARE YOU? If you visit Occidental Petroleum’s website, there’s no mention of Armand Hammer in the official history of the corporation. Do a search for his name and you’ll get, “Nothing here matches your search.” That’s remarkable, considering the fact Hammer was the CEO of Occidental for...