LightGrams

Finding The Good Samaritan

LightGrams January 17, 2019 Volume 23, Number 3 “Where’s Waldo” was a popular series of books that debuted in America in 1987. Each book had several pages of drawings in which the reader was challenged to find Waldo. “What an easy challenge!” one might have first thought. Waldo was dressed in a red and white…

From Thrifty To Lavish

LightGrams January 10, 2019 Volume 23, Number 2 An $11 million bequest from WHO? Alan Naiman? Wasn’t he the fellow who used duct tape to repair his shoes? Who always drove old cars? Whose idea of taking good friends to lunch meant going to a fast food restaurant? Yes, that Alan Naiman. After his death…

Problems With Apples

LightGrams January 3, 2019 Volume 23, Number 1 The world is abuzz this morning with stories about Apple, manufacturer of computers and smartphones. The news centers around Tim Cook’s warning to investors on January 2 to expect lower sales numbers. The Apple CEO noted a slowdown in sales in China, a market responsible for about…

Riding A Monster Wave

LightGrams December 20, 2018 Volume 22, Number 45 Nazare, Portugal is where extreme surfers go. The form of the ocean inlet leads to unusually tall waves, sometimes reaching 80 feet or more. To put that in perspective think of a building that is 8 stories high. Now think about being perched on the edge of…

Unwilling To Learn

LightGrams December 13, 2018 Volume 22, Number 44 You’ve heard about recidivism – the sad fact that many who spend time in jails or prisons will be returned to incarceration after spending time in the free world? Thomas Lee Williams of Philadelphia takes that concept to a whole new level. Williams was released from jail…

Not The Real Heads

LightGrams December 6, 2018 Volume 22, Number 43 Alcatraz is appropriately nicknamed “The Rock”. Located on a rock island in the San Francisco Bay, it was regarded in its day as the ultimate maximum security prison. In nearly 30 years of operation, only 36 men attempted escapes in 14 separate incidents. Three of those men…

Door Busters

LightGrams November 29, 2018 Volume 22, Number 42 If I ever open a place of business (which I doubt I ever will), I think I will include in my operating expenses the cost of a good security system. How could I make a profit if burglars break through my doors, helping themselves to my wares?…

The Power Of Being Personal

LightGrams November 15, 2018 Volume 22, Number 41 How long has it been since you received a handwritten letter? Have you ever received one from a government official? Those who have lived a few years remember when handwritten letters were the norm. Before long-distance phone calls were free and email and texting made near-immediate communication…

Let Your Lights Shine

LightGrams November 8, 2018 Volume 22, Number 40 Another Guinness World Record was set this past Tuesday. It happened on the banks of the River Sarayu in India during the national festival of Diwali. Diwali is a major festival in India, sometimes called “The Festival Of Lights”. It appears to refer to different events for…

Pulled From The Hole

LightGrams November 1, 2018 Volume 22, Number 39 An 18-year-old man was found acting like, um, a teenager yesterday in DeLeon Springs, Florida. He and two friends had been mowing an area when they discovered a well. They talked about climbing down into the hole, just to be able to say they had done it.…