LightGrams

Tiger On The Loose!

LightGrams April 19, 2018 Volume 22, Number 15 Did you hear about the tiger roaming the streets of Manhattan last Thursday? The report was called in to the New York City Police Department, and officers were dispatched to check it out. They did indeed find a wild animal in the area, but it was a…

The Road Of Music

LightGrams April 12, 2018 Volume 22, Number 14 You may remember me telling you that I grew up in Eastern Kentucky. In that region is the “Country Music Highway”, a stretch of road that honors several country music artists who have come from that area. Names like Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Naomi and Wynona Judd,…

Playing With Fire

LightGrams April 5, 2018 Volume 22, Number 13 A campfire can be hypnotic. Young children must be carefully watched as they stand before such a fire. Those too young to realize the dangers of fire may play with something that will lead to great harm. A man near Fresno, California was recently caught on video…

Trading My Handle

LightGrams March 29, 2018 Volume 22, Number 12 Darian Lipscomb is a 15-year-old who lives in Prospect, Virginia. His life was pretty average for a teenager until the truck showed up. Answering a knock at his door earlier this week, he looked out to see a large truck with his name on its side in…

Power Loss

LightGrams March 22, 2018 Volume 22, Number 11 When I arrived home a couple of nights ago I walked into darkness. My wife said the power had gone out only two minutes earlier. The smell of smoke (electrical smoke!) raised all the red flags I possess and I quickly discovered that our main breaker panel…

It’s A Lot More Fun

LightGrams March 8, 2018 Volume 22, Number 10 What would you do if a million dollars fell into your lap? Many fantasize over such an unlikely prospect. Dreams of new houses, fine cars, exotic vacations, and extravagant parties come to mind when thinking of all that might be done with newfound money. A million dollars…

Robbing A Cop?!

LightGrams March 1, 2018 Volume 22, Number 9 21-year-old Derrick Johnson of Waterbury, Connecticut couldn’t resist. The car in the parking garage proved to be an easy theft. Inside the car he found credit cards, so he helped himself to a meal at Taco Bell and some shopping at Walmart, courtesy of his victim. How…

Unseen Realms

LightGrams February 22, 2017 Volume 22, Number 8 Water covers 70% of earth’s surface; most of us have heard that. A glance at a globe shows far more blue than any other color. One statistic about oceans that is not as familiar is that “95 percent of this realm remains unexplored, unseen by human eyes”.…

Six Days AWOL

LightGrams February 15, 2017 Volume 22, Number 7 The story of Danny Filippidis, age 49, is intriguing. The 49-year-old firefighter from Toronto was skiing with friends on Whiteface Mountain in New York last week – and then couldn’t be found. A massive search was launched, utilizing hundreds of volunteers looking in hazardous terrain. About 7,000…

An Extra-Value Meal

LightGrams February 8, 2017 Volume 22, Number 6 When deciding where to take their special date for Valentine’s Day, men in Boston might not think of Pauli’s, a “fast-casual Italian restaurant” in the north of the city. But when they hear about the $3,000 hamburger offered there, they might think again. No, the ingredients of…