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Driving Rules Review

By Joe Rector My job as a shuttler for Avis Budget has placed me in the midst of some of the heaviest traffic and worst drivers in the area. I…

I Wonder Why

By Joe Rector I drove with fellow workers from a run to Atlanta to drop off cars and then hopped into a van for the return trip. We gabbed about…

New Year, New Outlook

By Joe Rector It’s time to reflect upon the 2014. I do that instead of making resolutions, which, in my case, are nothing more than a list of good intentions…

Singing in Christmas

By Joe Rector It’s that time of year again when folks are spread too thin. So many events pull at them—school programs, shopping, get-togethers, and parties. For many, Christmas pageants…

O Christmas Tree!

By Joe Rector The other evening, Amy sent me to her car to lug in the new Christmas tree for our home. The one we have now is so large…

Changing Perspective

By Joe Rector Over the last year, I’ve gone through some changes in life. No, all haven’t been welcome, but each has caused me to take a look at things…

The Old Places Are Gone

By Joe Rector We Baby Boomers continue to age, some of us gracefully, some of us kicking and screaming. Either way, the years click by, and most of us at…

Finding Food Funds in Ft. Lauderdale

By Joe Rector Yes, like so many others, I’m going to jump on Fort Lauderdale, as well as other cities, that have passed ordinances that forbid the feeding of homeless…

Roll Around Heaven All Day

By Joe Rector Last Sunday, our church celebrated All Saints Day. It’s a time to remember those who have passed over the last year. The minister did a good job…

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