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Feb
27
Frank Ball
The Bookbook
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The apostle Paul wrote Timothy, asking him to bring the books and parchments when he came. Back then, all books were handwritten. About four hundred years later, Gutenberg invented the printing press. Now we can we can store hundreds of books on our our electronic tablets and readers.
  We’ve advanced so much in recent years, we might gain fresh appreciation of the ancient technology.

Feb
20
Frank Ball
God Bless You
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Not everybody knows how to feel blessed by stopping at a fast-food restaurant. Tim Hawkins has a delightful way to show us how to be thankful for such small things.

Feb
13
Frank Ball
Daffynitions
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Each morning Frank Ball reads a few comic strips to stir his creative thinking. In just a few frames, many of them tell an interesting story with beginning, middle, and end.
  One of his favorite strips is B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart. Occasionally, the artists will show a daffynition in either Wiley’s Dictionary or the Book of Phrases, which Frank eagerly adds to our collection. To view the cartoon, click the daffynition.

  Here are five more daffynitions that were added recently:

  • Acute Care — Having an attractive nurse
  • Brief Case — Code name for the boxer rebellion
  • Cartoons — Road trip playlist
  • Kick — The final activity on one’s bucket list
  • State of Affairs — A government body with no laws against adultery

  To read more of the collection, Click Here.

Feb
6
Frank Ball
Crystallize
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Do you know who Lindsey Stirling is? If so, then you may have watched her YouTube video Crystallize, which has over a hundred million views. That’s an amazing number of views, but it’s still just a fraction of the 7.125 billion people worldwide who could be enjoying such a great violinist.

To read more about Lindsey, Click Here.

Jan
30
Frank Ball
Dancing Babies
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In 1994, French advertising agency BETC began working to promote the Evian brand of bottled water. Their video “Rollerbabies” in 2009 is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most viewed online ad, currently exceeding seventy million views.

Jan
23
Frank Ball
No Loss for Words
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Some kids know exactly what to say. All they need is someone to get them started. Bill Cosby was very good at that.

When your words are good enough and you don’t fear the audience, you can steal the show.

Jan
16
Frank Ball
Cooking Something Good
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Play-Doh was first made by a soap manufacturer for cleaning wallpaper in the 1930s. Until the 1950s, kids used modeling clay for make-believe cookies and cakes. Now we have cleaner, more colorful ingredients.

Jan
9
Frank Ball
Toss the Cream
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Order two scoops of ice cream at the Cold Stone Creamery in Dubai, and you’ll appreciate the special service as much as the taste.

Or maybe you’d like to catch a fish in downtown Seattle.

Jan
2
Frank Ball
Laughable Lyrics
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Music may please the ear, but well-crafted words make the message. And when they have an unexpected twist, we can’t help but laugh.
  Christian comedian Tim Hawkins is a master at creating parody of popular songs.
  Can you stand fifteen minutes of laughter?

Dec
26
Frank Ball
Moose in a Maple Tree
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The traditional lyrics of Twelve Days of Christmas isn’t entirely relevant in Canada covered with snow. A partridge a pear tree just doesn’t seem quite right.

The Patrick Johnson family is large enough to sing their own version of the song.