• I tend to be forgetful at times. That’s why I write things on sticky notes or enter items on the Notes app in my phone. These things are useful tools in the never-ending battle against forgetfulness. Even with these tools, however, I find that I can still be forgetful. What’s really bad is when I write things down and still forget them! Sadly, it is human nature to forget things at times—even important things. 

     

    “Never Forget” is a popular slogan from the attacks of September 11, 2001. That day remains one of the worst ones that our nation has endured. Eighteen years later, I can remember that day very vividly. I can remember where I was, what I was doing, and the awful scenes of 9/11. I’ll never forget the images of firefighters and police officers running into the towers instead of away from them.


  • Today is the birthday of the founding of Google, September 4, 1998. Yep, if you’re reading this, more than likely you have “googled” something on your computer or smart phone many times. Today, google.com is the world’s most visited website.

     

    What you may not know about Google is that, for most of their existence, their unofficial motto was “Don’t be evil.”


  • I know it’s a bit premature, but we got a taste of fall last Sunday!  The temperatures were the lowest of the summer, there was a nice breeze and the leaves were falling off the tree in the upper parking lot at church. What caught my attention was a leaf. Yep, a simple red-colored leaf. As I walked in the parking lot, I noticed this leaf standing tall in a crevice of the asphalt.  (See the actual picture) Most leaves simply lie flat when they fall, but this one had fallen in such a way that it stuck straight up, almost as if it were on display.