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More You, less me

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The story is told about a doctor who examined his patient’s legs and declared, “We have to amputate one of your legs because of your diabetes.” After the procedure, the doctor told his patient, “I have bad news for you. I cut the wrong leg! But I also have good news for you. Your bad leg is getting better!”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Shallow and narrow

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The story is told about a man who went to a drug store to buy vitamins for his child. When asked if he was looking for Vitamin A, or B, or C, his response was: “It does not matter. My little boy still doesn’t know the alphabet, anyway.”

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Generosity 101

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Last week I told a confrere who was a little hard of hearing that I was invited to lead a pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece, and the Holy Land. He looked at me and said, “Yes, when you eat turkey, you will have grease on your hands.”

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Payback, not kickback, time

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Have you ever wondered why a male dog lifts one of its hind legs while urinating? According to a story I heard, a dog once urinated on a wall, and the wall collapsed. Lucky for him, he survived, and from that time on he told his fellow dogs to make sure that they protect themselves from any wall, post, or tree by lifting one of their hind legs while urinating.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Change of mind

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According to a story I heard, the Japanese whisky Suntory got its name because the owner of the company had three sons (“son three”)—hence, Suntory! I also heard that the name of the Japanese car Datsun came about when American engineers exclaimed “That soon?!” after hearing how fast the Japanese could assemble a car.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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