“Top Ten” – Obstacles The Maryland Terps Men’s Basketball Team Faces This Season: Mid Season Review

  As the Maryland Terps men’s basketball team tackles the heart of their ACC schedule, I thought it would be appropriate to flash back to my early season evaluation and see where things stand. [Current notes will be in italics.] The Terps just hung on today at Georgia Tech for an important 88-86 road victory. But it had to be a concern that despite dominating the play for the entire game...
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“Top Ten” – Lessons from German Culture

It is interesting to see how other cultures excel in various areas. We all have a tendency to assume that the way that we do things is either the only way or often the best way. But exposure to other cultures shows us that they have a lot to contribute and their own special areas of excellence. Here are just 10 observations from German culture where the US could make some improvements: 10)...
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“Top Ten” – Reasons I Wouldn’t Mind Living In A Castle

The famous Bavarian castles remain one of the top tourist spots in Europe for a good reason — they are breath-taking. We visited the two on Saturday that were connected with Mad King Ludwig II. It was snowing and the overall scene was beautiful. The English guided tours were just the right length and contained appropriate detail without dragging. It was a lot of walking for one day, but well...
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“Top Ten” – Observations from Munich

The Apple family (parents and girls) trip to Germany has been launched in fine fashion. Apart from some initial grumpiness on the first day due to extreme fatigue (we just didn’t get much sleep on the plane coming over so we were launched into a marathon endurance battle), we have adjusted well and are enjoying the sights. Our small little blue car has so far managed to stay out of the way of...
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“Top Ten” – Obstacles The Maryland Terps Men’s Basketball Team Faces This Season

There is much to like about the current Maryland Terps men’s basketball team. Their guard tandem of Hayes and Vasquez has a year of experience playing together – which is huge in college ball at this level. Gist seems ready to assume the leadership role and be more assertive on the offensive end – although it seems he still goes through long stretches without seeing the ball. Bambale is a force...
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“Top Ten” – Lies Heard at the Funerals of the Unsaved

  This is a very sensitive topic — not a laughing matter at all — so just because it is being presented here in the “Top Ten” format please do not assume that I am making light of the gravity of the eternal issues involved. As Christians we all have had many occasions to attend the funerals of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers where to the best of our knowledge...
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