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Entries by William B. Bradshaw from 05/2013

Flammable or Inflammable

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.

The Clergy: Titles and Responsibilities

| Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion

In the United States there are five primary titles people use in referring to the clergy or minister or leader of their particular church or synagogue, depending upon the denomination or the geographic location of the congregation. Each is a legitimate title.

Sewing Machines, Bicycles, and More

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion

Nearly seventeen years ago, my friend and his wife lost their 34 year old son to cancer. A friend of the son who attended the funeral was doing mission work in the Ukraine and offered to take the son's clothing back with him to the impoverished nation

Celebrating Memorial (Decoration) Day

| Posted 05.25.2013 | Good News

I wish the entire United States could have a Memorial Day celebration similar to the ones of old, when we forgot our problems, our differences that separate us, and just enjoyed each other's company. Is that too much to wish for?