Tuesday, July 5 2022 - 11:49 PM

Michael Temple

writes from Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Choose Wisely

man thinking

The ancient bearded man dressed in the vestiture and hood of chain mail speaks quietly and with conviction: “You must choose, but choose wisely. For …

Read More »

A Difficult Childhood

Tesla at pumps

All of us have difficult odds to overcome, but those odds are not the enemy… By his own admission, Elon Musk had a difficult childhood. …

Read More »

We Need to Rest

lightbulb

In 1879, the modern world changed forever with a patent. It was issued for the invention of a carbon filament made of cotton and linen …

Read More »

Calling for Help

red car crash

Thirty years ago, my wife Roberta had a “rebirth” experience.  Let me explain: She and I had been married for five years and were living …

Read More »

Pull Off The Road

car on snowy road

“Sometimes you just have to pull off the road.” This thought kept invading my mind as my little rental car continued to slip and slide on the …

Read More »

What is Normal?

woman lost in thought

You’re not normal, and neither am I. In fact, I’ve been hard-pressed to find anyone who can sum up what “normal” is or looks like. …

Read More »

Dying Prepared

man looking out over lake

My brother-in-law is one of the godliest men I have ever met. He has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and unless a miracle happens, …

Read More »

Twenty-Six Letters

woman spewing letters from mouth

Twenty-six letters. Only 26 letters in the alphabet, but imagine the possibilities. Imagine the potential carnage! What makes the difference between a New York Times bestseller that …

Read More »

Anxiety Pills

a couple looking at a bottle of pills

In her article titled “Listening to Xanax,” reporter Lisa Miller chronicles “how Americans learned to stop worrying about worry and pop its pills instead.” Miller …

Read More »

Letting Go of Guilt

Hanging on to something that once helped you isn’t always the best idea. In fact, it can be downright discouraging and unproductive. My case in point? Water-skiing. …

Read More »