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NCAA basketball and the book of Ecclesiastes

I was shooting baskets in the driveway when the ball went half way into the hoop and bounced three or four times within the rim before popping out. No bucket.

That made me wonder about the reliability of preparation, despite my belief that one must always prepare.

It seemed preparation is an essential part of what is necessary to succeed.

Yet only part.

The wise man in Ecclesiastes said “speed does not win the race nor strength the battle…time and chance govern all” (New English Bible).

Time and chance are inevitable factors in the NCAA tournament.

Bet accordingly.

-Colin Foote Burch

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Reformation Polka!

Hey folks, it’s Reformation Day!

That’s right — Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg church door on Oct. 31, 1517.

Long before Hallmark and Hersheys turned subsequent October Thirty-Firsts into something about black cats and pumpkins.

Long after it was acceptable to sacrifice people in celebration of Samhain.

Why not celebrate with this polka: