Beware Where You Break The Law!

LightGrams December 7, 2017 Volume 21, Number 41 The woman in Long Island, New York is not named in the Associated Press report from December 6, 2017. This 26-year-old was arriving for a court appearance in response to a summons she was given for possession of marijuana. For most of us, that would qualify as…

The Durable Binding

LightGrams November 30, 2017 Volume 21, Number 40 The idea of a time capsule is intriguing. Jim Croce released a song in 1972 that points to the seeming impossibility of putting “time in a bottle”. “It can’t be done” is how most people respond to such a thought. Time passes, and you can’t save it.…

Punch The Shark

LightGrams November 16, 2017 Volume 21, Number 39 You might say that Charlie Fry is a lucky fellow. He was surfing this past Monday in Australia when he was attacked by a shark. But more than luck was involved; he fought back. He aimed a punch on the nose of the shark, and that was…

Broken Mirrors

LightGrams November 2, 2017 Volume 21, Number 38 Those who are superstitious will quickly affirm the horror of a broken mirror. It’s sure to be followed by seven years of bad luck. One Internet site claims the belief extends back to Roman times. If it were true, we’d all be taking far better care of…

Someone Else’s Child

LightGrams October 26, 2017 Volume 21, Number 37 I’ve read stories of people who got into the wrong car. The cars looked similar, and without inspecting the car closely the person slid into the seat – and then realized their error. I suppose it can happen to anyone who isn’t paying attention. A story out…

A Marathon, The Hard Way

LightGrams October 19, 2017 Volume 21, Number 36 Irene Sewell is now listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. She recently completed a marathon race in 7 hours and 28 minutes. If you’re wondering what’s so special about that, let me finish: She ran the entire marathon in high heels! Winning a spot in…

What The Seer Didn’t See

LightGrams October 12, 2017 Volume 21, Number 35 A story out of Massachusetts last week told of a psychic who pleaded guilty in Federal court to tax evasion. The case centered on her work with an elderly lady in Boston who paid $3.5 million over a seven year period to have demons exorcised from her…

Word Clouds

LightGrams October 5, 2017 Volume 21, Number 34 Most of us have at one time or another enjoyed reading the comics. Someone might ask, “Read them? I thought comic strips were cartoons, drawings. How can you read them?” In most comic strips I’m familiar with the words of the cartoon character are written in a…

Step Into The Light

LightGrams September 28, 2017 Volume 21, Number 33 L.L. Bean is a brand that has become associated with outdoor clothing and gear. They’ve worked hard to build this identity. Last week they took their advertising of this theme to a whole new level. An insert was prepared for the New York Times. At first glance…