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Understanding Zika

As a microbiologist, people have been asking me recently about the Zika virus that is receiving so much attention in the news. Sensationalized media coverage has understandably caused some fear and confusion about this latest outbreak. But I think it … Continue reading

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This side of paradise

People ruin everything. We ruin relationships. We ruin food. We ruin the earth. I think one of the reasons I am so drawn to nature is that there I find less of mankind’s fingerprints and more of God’s. In the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson

Book Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson Broadway Books, 1998. 274 pages, $15.99 I love hiking, camping, fishing. Anything outdoors, really. Most of my outdoor adventuring is restricted to summers when … Continue reading

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Button pushers

Button pushers Child 1: You hit my foot. Child 2: You were trying to kick me. Child 1: That’s because you pushed my seat. Child 2: I didn’t actually touch you. Child 1: Stop. I’m serious. Just stop. Child 2: … Continue reading

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A bear on the loose

A bear on the loose Years ago I was solo camping in Sequoia National Park. It was a warm evening, so I was sleeping on the ground, without a tent, when a large black bear bumbled into my campsite in … Continue reading

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Finding our way

Finding our way Proverbs 16:9 says, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” At the outset of a journey, like graduating from high school or starting a new career, this is a difficult principle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Does, Bob Goff

Book Review: Love Does, by Bob Goff Thomas Nelson Press, 2012. 224 pages, $16.99. Reviewed by Dave Cummings Hey, tell me haven’t you heard? Luv is a serious word. Hey, I think it’s time you learned. I don’t care what … Continue reading

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