Contributed by James Snyder on Jun 18, 2022
There is much talk today about what’s wrong with our society. That list is pretty long, but the most important cause of problems in our culture today is the lack of fathers. So many children grow up without a father in the home. How tragic.
I was fortunate enough to know my father. My father
Contributed by James Snyder on May 21, 2022
Last year I suffered what is referred to as a heart attack. I got to the hospital in time, so there was no any major damage. I had one artery known as the "Widow Maker" that was 90% blocked, which seemed to be a very serious thing.
Who knew I even had a heart, but doctors are always
Contributed by James Snyder on May 14, 2022
Everybody is concerned about details in various aspects of life. I like overseeing the details of my life to make sure I'm going in the right direction. I'm not always going in the right direction, as you can imagine.
However, everybody's idea of detail management is not always the
Contributed by James Snyder on May 7, 2022
In getting older, I have discovered, I pay a little more attention to my dietary habits. Or, maybe I should say, The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage pays more attention to my dietary habits.
As we get older, she is more obsessed with vegetables than anything else. But, for the life of me, I
Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 30, 2022
I must admit that communication is an essential part of my life today. The longer I live, the more sophisticated those communications become, and it’s challenging to me.
Recently, I was working on my latest book using my latest computer and its programs. As I was working, I remembered that I did
Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 23, 2022
Have you ever had a week where everything went just perfect? Neither have I.
Every Monday morning, I plan a perfect week, and I try my best to stick to that plan.
My problem is simply, I do not know the meaning of the word "perfect." So I asked The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage
Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 16, 2022
Dr. James L. Snyder
I like to have an organized life. I must confess that my idea of organization is not The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage’s idea. We may share many things, but not planning and organization.
When she begins a project, it is well planned and organized down to the tiniest
Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 2, 2022
Recently, I was reminded of my father’s passing 12 years ago. It’s funny how time quickly goes by, and then something happens to remind you of the past.
When I was growing up, spankings were normal. And, for someone like me, those spankings were quite regular. Today my father would be arrested for
Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 19, 2022
As old as I am, and I expect to get as old as possible, I have noticed that I see things differently than I did a few years ago. I’m not sure if my vision has changed or my perspective. But one thing is certain; something has changed.
A lot of things are very aggravating in my life. When I think I
Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 12, 2022
Since birth, I have been infected with a Laughter-Virus. I’m not sure which side of the family it came from, or it could’ve come from both sides. But the least little thing will make me laugh. Sometimes I have a hard time stopping laughing. I have yet to find a mask big enough to cover my face
Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 5, 2022
I read somewhere where the average woman speaks 20,000 words a day, and the average man speaks 7,000 words a day. I’m not sure if that’s true because I never believe everything I read, particularly on my computer, unless I write it.
If this is true, who came up with it and how did they get to this
Contributed by James Snyder on Feb 26, 2022
Driving home from an appointment across town, my wife and I encountered some crazy driver weaving in and out on the road in front of us. The fact that there was not an accident was somewhat surprising.
“What,” The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage exclaimed, “is wrong with people?”
Contributed by James Snyder on Feb 12, 2022
Recently, The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and her spouse took a short vacation that was long overdue. Vacations are very hard to organize and schedule when you have a busy life. But, thanks to the ingenuity of my wife, we were able to plan out a vacation.
The motel we stay in is owned by
Contributed by James Snyder on Jan 29, 2022
Dr. James L. Snyder
The older I get, the more allergic I am to cold. So whenever the temperature dips below my age number, that is too cold for me.
I know some people relish the cold; that person is not me..
There are some things that I enjoy being cold. I like my iced tea to be very cold,
Contributed by James Snyder on Jan 22, 2022
To be honest, I don't always hear what I'm supposed to hear. I do have ears, but sometimes they are not working in such a way as to benefit me.
Often, The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will talk to me about something, and then at the end of that, she will ask me a question of which I
Contributed by James Snyder on Jan 15, 2022
Focus is an essential part of getting something done. Sometimes my focus is more on yesterday than it is today. I waste a lot of time looking backward.
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage often rebukes me because I look in the past. I talk more about yesterday than I do today. On the other
Contributed by James Snyder on Jan 8, 2022
If you had the opportunity to speak to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, she would probably tell you that one of my strengths is forgetting. I'm not sure how far into the subject she would get.
When it comes to forgetting, I am outstanding on the back lawn, and my expertise in this area
Contributed by James Snyder on Dec 18, 2021
I’ve had sort of a grudge with old Mr. Santa Claus. I was introduced to Santa Claus by my parents, who informed me that he was the one that brought all of my Christmas presents on Christmas day. And I believe my parents.
I remember on Christmas Eve we had to go to bed early to give Santa Claus
Contributed by James Snyder on Dec 11, 2021
Dr. James L. Snyder
Unlike most people, I love my imperfections; those imperfections of mine do not cause me much trouble.
I know most people like to focus on their perfections so that they can impress other people. But what about people like me who have no perfections to boast about? If I had
Contributed by James Snyder on Dec 4, 2021
Dr. James L. Snyder
I am just now concluding that narcissism is a virus that has infected everybody in the world that is breathing air. I even apply this to my own life with a great deal of regret.
Nobody wants to admit they have narcissistic leanings in their life. And yet, if you listen to