A Dot, a Period, a Full Stop

a whimsy by Jackie Houchin   Whatever you call it, it means ‘the end’. We use them to tell readers they’ve come to the end of a sentence. They can perhaps take a breath now before going on if they’ve been reading aloud. Or glance at their watch, or the TV commercial that’s ending, or…

A Fool’s Life

a Biblical essay by Jackie Houchin A fool, a court jester, a joke-teller, a comedian. We enjoy stand up comics. They make us laugh, and a joyful heart is good, like a medicine, says the Bible (Proverbs 17:22). From Charlie Chaplin to Robin Williams, we flock to their films for a belly laugh. It feels…

March WordPrompt – Bridge

An essay by Jackie Houchin WordPress has recently introduced the Monthly WordPrompt feature. For March, the #WordPrompt is BRIDGE. Bloggers are to use that prompt as a “jumping off point” (pun?) to publish a new post. Here’s mine. Perhaps you’ve heard of the 1970’s song – Bridge Over Troubled Waters – composed by Paul Simon and…