How Men Think

Doorway to Eternity

   You are not suppposed to sweep the floor otherwise "good luck" will be swept away. You are not supposed to comb your hair, wash your clothes, take a bath while the coffin is still being viewed. You should not say "good'bye" to visitors ... they should just come and go. You are supposed to pray the rosary for 9 days. You are not supposed to eat noodles otherwise more deaths will follow. Do not fry food or the dead's face will get dark. These are just some of the funeral practices in the town where my Mom passed away.

   Sounds silly? Somehow traditions are passed down and no one questions them. Even if you ask those who practice these customs, they laugh at the silliness yet they conform in order to "play safe."

   Unless you have no convictions ... no evidence for your beliefs, it's difficult to determine the line between superstition and fact. Many say they will research the truth when they are not too busy. Sadly, they only realize the importance of truth about life and its purpose only when they are about to meet their maker. Is this you?

   Death can be sudden or it can be prolonged with an illness similar to my Mom's. If you want to be "safe" doesn't it make sense to determine the truth before it's too late? Is there really a truth? Or does it vary with the situation? Do you believe in a loving God who provided an answer or do you believe God made it difficult to find? Does the answer need to be complex or simple? Do we assume that the majority determines what is true? Can we even make up our own belief system and claim that it is the truth and convince others of your made-up truth?

   At my Mom's deathbed, questions like these surfaced for I was witnessing her passage from her 80+ years here on earth to her life in eternity. If your belief system is based on shaky evidence then that's a precarious bet to place your eternity. Don't you think?

   Thank you to all of you who sent your condolences. I'm keeping them in a special folder. You are such a comfort. You are such a friend. TGIF!

Wisdom from Rey of Simi Valley, CA
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I have come to the conclusion that dryer lint is the cremated remains of all of my socks.

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Sent in by Tom of Pasadena, CA

A touching story on how men think.

As she sat by him, he whispered, his eyes full of tears….

"You know what?
You have been with me all through the bad times.
When I got fired, you were there to support me.
When my business failed, you were there.
When I got shot, you were by my side.
When we lost the house, you stayed right here.
When my health started failing, you were still by my side...

“You know what Martha?"

"What dear?" she gently asked, smiling as her heart began to fill with warmth.

"I'm beginning to think you're bad luck!"

Videos of the week:

Ventriloquist vs. Marionette
Tom of Pasadena, CA


This ventriloquist leaves his puppet on stage to perform alone after they get in a spat! Enjoy!

Strange Cure for Parkinsons
Robee of Northern California

Parkinsons Cure?

I know there are some of you reading this who are suffering from Parkinsons Disease. This might inspire you and give you hope. And if you know someone who is suffering from this disease, you might want to pass this on.

Be Awesome in Your Job
Wally of Moreno Valley, CA

Awesome in Job

Here's vignette of ordinary people who are exceptionally gifted in the profession they have chosen. They've got real talent! TGIF people!

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