Billboards Seen Along the Morning Commute
"Three Miles to JERRY'S SMELL-THE-ROSES DRIVE-THRU"
"CONTEMPLATIVE RELIGIOUS RETREATS - Free Internet"
"ATTENTION WORKNG MOMS. Turn Your Quality Time Into Cash! "
"BUSY EXECS. Enjoy a Leisurely Vacation in Half the Time!"
"ROAD LESS TRAVELED BY GETAWAYS. Twice-a-day flights from all major hubs."
Religious Best Sellers
The St. Francis of Assisi Guide to TV Ministries
Twelve vows of poverty suitable for TV evangelists. Methods of distributing funds to needy viewers. Includes boilerplate apology for promiscuous personal behavior.
A Coach's New Testament
Ten parables of Christ clarified by football analogies. Actual plays diagrammed. Forward by Pete Carroll.
An evangelical scholar outlines five ways in which God might perfect Himself through fuller acceptance of the teachings of Christ.
When Golf Happens to Good People
Rabbi Kimmelman explains how golf can exist in a world created by a loving God.
Bonus Thoughts (Old and New)
"My life, alas, has been more a basket of kumquats than a bowl of cherries. I kumquat do this, and I kumquat do that."
I sometimes wonder -- how do you disown a child? Do you say, "Go, and never brighten my door again?"
I say to my child, "If you have not failed yourself, you have not failed me, and you are the sole judge in the matter."
"Oh, if I could relive my life knowing what I know now. Oh, if I could relive my life. Oh, if I could know what I know now."
"What's missing in man's quest to understand the universe is someone else's point of view."
"Trouble is, no creature who completely understands its role in the universe is talking."
"Eventually, in our quest for knowledge, there will be one thing left to understand, and when we come to understand it, it will change our understanding of everything else."
"In our study of the cosmos, there has never been a mystery that a larger mystery would not explain."
"In a far corner of the universe there is a tiny planet that orbits a minor star. Each time the planet completes an orbit, I count off a segment of my life. To date, I have counted off 72 segments. Why do I do this? I dunno, it passes the time."
~~ Robert Brault