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Neal Pollard As one who can count on one hand the number of snow events experienced in childhood, I have lived the last decade in Colorado where snow is more ordinary than oddity. Even so, the meteorological chatter is much … Continue reading

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KING’S CRITERIA WERE RIGHT ON THE MARK

Neal Pollard Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have A Dream” speech on a seasonable and rain-free day in August of 1963, but this speech, delivered to at least 250,000 people, is often remembered on the holiday in January … Continue reading

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THE TALE OF CYNIC, CYRUS DIFFY

Neal Pollard At the corner of Oak and Griffey Lived an old man, Cyrus Diffy. (*) A lifelong skeptic, centered on self With Dawkins and Darwin on his shelf He scoffed at those he thought “too much,” Who leaned on … Continue reading

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Avoid Foolish And Ignorant Disputes!

Neal Pollard A man is about to be put to death for preaching Christ.  He is composing the last known words he left to history, and it is addressed to another, younger preacher.  The entire letter is less than 2,000 … Continue reading

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Grappling Over Grass?

Neal Pollard I heard about the guy last week who tried to choke his neighbor’s lawn service worker for failing to weed the neighbor’s flower bed.  The worker explained he had been hired to cut and trim the grass, but … Continue reading

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Evel Knievel At Snake River Canyon

Neal Pollard Today I took a picture of a famous pile of dirt.  It was the “launch site” for an infamous jump made by an infamous figure of the ’60s, ’70’s, and ’80s.  On September 8, 1974, almost 40 years … Continue reading

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What Is Your Name Associated With?

Neal Pollard Some names ring not just with familiarity, but downright notoriety.  Walenda is a name synonymous with daring, high wire acts.  Falcone is associated with mobsters and organized crime.  The Hearst family has long been connected with newspaper publication, … Continue reading

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News Headlines Of The Prom Season

Neal Pollard “Alcohol Enforcement Stepped-Up For Prom Season” (wowt.com, 4/7/14).  Why? “Prom Season Can Be Dangerous Time For Teens” (www.martinsvillebulletin.com, 4/11/14).  Just one statement in the article reads, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website adds that statistics indicate alcohol-related … Continue reading

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Heaven Really IS For Real

Neal Pollard While so many in religion and even the media latch onto sensational tales of traveling to the “other side” and coming back with stories about heaven (they do not ordinarily wind up going the other direction), these individuals … Continue reading

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An Honest Obituary

Neal Pollard It was the early 1990s, and I, as a green, inexperienced preacher, was asked to do a funeral for a man from the community with no real religious roots.  It was my first funeral for a non-Christian and … Continue reading

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