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A Hezekiah/Manasseh Co-regency?

Posted on 30 October 2015

  If you have a copy of Mr. Camping’s little book called The Perfect Harmony of the Numbers of the Hebrew Kings, or his Biblical Calendar of History, or his book Time Has An End, you’ll find that he gives the following dates for the reigns of Hezekiah and Manasseh:   Hezekiah:                715 BC – […]

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Better Than a Philly Cheesesteak: The Actuarial Assassin

Posted on 29 September 2015

  The following introduction was delivered at the Actuaries Club of Philadelphia’s (ACP) meeting on Nov. 19, 2014:   “For the first time in the history of the ACP, the person who will introduce the health session speaker will get his own introduction. Let me repeat that —the person introducing the session speaker will get […]

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Shooting in Virginia

Posted on 28 August 2015

Same outrage that applied to Charleston shooting needs to apply here   On Wednesday August 26, 2015, Vester Lee Flanagan (aka, Bryce Williams) shot and killed two former co-workers, Allison Parker and Adam Ward.  Reactions to the recent (and unfortunate) shootings now have those on the political left feeling just how sharp that double edge […]

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Balloon Invasion!!!

Posted on 25 July 2015

  You never know when you might be minding your own business and get invaded by a flotilla of hot air balloons. This was precisely the case at a 9 year old baseball game I recently umpired. It made for a memorable game.   The balloons had taken off from nearby Solberg Airport in Readington, […]

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Chicago Blackhawks: A Dynasty or Not?

Posted on 24 June 2015

The question of whether the Chicago Blackhawks have reached the pinnacle of sports achievement is as close as it gets.   The Chicago Blackhawks have defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting 4-2 to claim their third Stanley Cup Title in six seasons.  There are good points to be made for this team being in the dynasty […]

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NBA Finals 2015: New Wave Basketball Metrics on Display

Posted on 03 June 2015

  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are set to play for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. LeBron James is in his fifth consecutive Finals while reigning as the League’s Most Valuable Player. Stephen Curry looks to lead the Warriors to their first title in 40 years. Both teams love to shoot the three ball […]

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The Ernie Pyle Story

Posted on 24 May 2015

  Born August 3, 1900, he entered the world as Ernest Taylor Pyle to William Clyde Pyle and Mary Taylor Pyle near Dana, Indiana.  He attended local schools and at age 17 enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve during World War I where he served three months active duty before the war ended.  After […]

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Adults and Children – Not So Different

Posted on 30 April 2015

  As a child, I perceived adults to be knowledgeable, mature, and responsible.  To me, they usually appeared to be purposeful and in control.  Five decades later, I realize that my childhood perceptions could not have been further from the truth.   As many who are familiar with this website are aware, I officiate several […]

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430 Years in Egypt?

Posted on 31 March 2015

  It’s a well-known story.  The children of Israel went down to Egypt to survive.  Thanks to a wise ruler there named Joseph, Egypt had food; but there wasn’t enough food anywhere else after two years of a famine that would eventually last for seven years.   In a way that only God could have […]

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My Honor Flight

Posted on 28 February 2015

  Recently, I received a phone call from a friend and comrade-in-arms, Len Nowak, asking me if I would be interested in visiting our nation’s capital on June 7, 2014.  He told me the trip was sponsored by an organization named Honor Flight that would be transporting approximately 90 World War ll veterans from Southern […]

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