The Bicycle

  And speaking of bicycles (Lost and Found), the other day I was walking into a grocery store, and some guy rode up on one and left it unlocked right next to the entrance to the store. He arrived just ahead of me and left the bike leaning against the outside wall. It was a nice ride – a mountain bike – and as I walked by, the first thought that went through my mind was: wouldn’t it be funny if I got on his bike and rode away? He wouldn’t even notice me. I actually laughed at the t...
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Why Give to the Poor?

By Brigham F. There are a few places around town--on the sidewalks at a busy square I often pass through near my work, and in the middle of the road at certain intersections--where I can count on someone with a cardboard sign describing their troubles asking for monetary assistance. If I happen to have some spare change at hand or a loose dollar or two within reach I'll usually help out. Why do I do this? My dollar or two isn't going to do much to help that person out in the long term. Much l...
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