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Thief Steals Car with a Child in the Back, Returned And 'Lectured' Mom About Parenting
The police in Oregon are looking for a man who they say stole a car with a child in the back seat only to return the four-year-old and reprimand the mom ...
Joke about Holding Onto Grudges
An old joke. A letter to a neighbor reads:
Dear Frank. We've been neighbors for six tumultuous years. When you borrowed my tiller, you returned it in pieces. ...
TV Show 'Kitchen Nightmares' Demonstrates Repentance
The Fox TV show Kitchen Nightmares features the host Gordon Ramsay, a world-class chef, who steps into restaurants that are—you guessed it—living ...
Captain of Sinking Ship Gave False Hope
The British ocean liner, the R.M.S. Lusitania, was struck by a torpedo from a German submarine on May 7, 1915. It appears that in an effort to minimize ...
Denzel Washington's Mom Teaches Him About Humility
"When I was young and started really making it as an actor, I came and talked to my mother and said, 'Mom, did you think this was going to happen? I'd ...
Intervention for Anorexic Woman at Gym
At the height of her eating disorder, strangers on the streets of Nashville would stop Lauryn Lax to tell her to "Go eat a cheeseburger" or ask "Honey, ...
Medical Establishment Practices 'Mutual Pretense'
During his training to become a hospital chaplain, a friend of mine was surprised to learn of a phenomenon in the medical community widely known as "Mutual ...
Business Leader Elicits Brutally Honest Feedback
After interviewing business leaders at over 100 companies, the authors of a 2012 Harvard Business Review article concluded: "Smart leaders today … ...
Older Rabbi Remembers a Stronger Communal Life
In Mitch Albom's book Have a Little Faith, he recounts the following conversation with his elderly rabbi:
"When I was growing up in the Bronx," the Reb ...
Abraham Lincoln Confronts His Step-brother about Debt
In 1850, Abraham Lincoln's step-brother, John D. Johnston, wrote to him and asked, yet again, for a loan so he could settle some debts. On previous occasions ...