Coach Carter

26 Dec

Last night, I watched the movie “Coach Carter”. It is a movie about a tough basketball coach in a tough school that instills respect and educational standards into students that normally don’t have any hope. It is a real positive … Read More »

Christmas At Home

24 Dec

Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven. W. C. Fields … Read More »


21 Dec

Most people have heard the name Immanuel because of either the Christmas story or a song. Most everyone would recognize it spelled Emmanuel. My middle name is Immanuel. I was named after my Grandfather, Immanuel Petersen. I have always liked … Read More »

Giving Sacrificially

20 Dec

A telethon features an endless line-up of celebrities and business people coming onstage to donate whopping checks: $2.5 million, $500,000, $1.2 million, another for $750,000. This goes on until at last the cameras focus on Mrs. Gladys Smugley from Hazelhurst, … Read More »