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  • Two! Two! Two Days For The Price Of One!

    Two! Two! Two Days For The Price Of One!

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23434 – 1200 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>If you want more about our friend, Art Vegan, click here.<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Dear Readers,One of my favorite cartoon characters was Inspector Gadget. He was voiced by Don Adams who also starred as Maxwell Smart on the show, Get Smart. He was also the voice of Tennessee Tuxedo.…

  • The Return Of Heinrich Von Googleheimer On NaBloPoMo Day 3

    The Return Of Heinrich Von Googleheimer On NaBloPoMo Day 3

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23282 – 1167 Here’s the haps: I introduced the shiftless ne’er-do-well stereotypical mad scientist, Heinrich Von Googleheimer, on the Throw It Back Thursday of August 14, 2020, but he hasn’t been seen much since that time. His plot was defeated that time by reporter Gary Goodheart of the…

  • Throw It Back Thursday:  The Pen Is Mightier

    Throw It Back Thursday: The Pen Is Mightier

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23182 – 1145 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> If you want more about our friend, Art Vegan, click here. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Here’s the haps: Art Vegan was out visiting his friend, Farmer Billy Bob. Bill was not really experienced in farming and he had some strange ideas. He was explaining his new theory of…

  • An Indelible Memory I Just Made Up

    An Indelible Memory I Just Made Up

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23140 – 1137 Greetings, Salutations, and Hi there, Herb’s Habitués! Here’s the haps: Whenever I used to tell my kids a big story and they didn’t believe it I would say, “Well, it could have happened that way.” I still do. Grandma used to brag that the toys…

  • Throw It Back Thursday:  Art Vegan Beats A Blackmailer

    Throw It Back Thursday: Art Vegan Beats A Blackmailer

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23126 – 11131 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> If you want more about our friend, Art Vegan, click here. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Here’s the haps: It was a dark and stormy night when Art Vegan sat in his van watching the blackmailer’s house, fully aware that this two-bit crook, who used a black magic marker…

  • Throw It Back Thursday:  Art Vegan And The French Monks

    Throw It Back Thursday: Art Vegan And The French Monks

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22300 – 1064 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> If you want more about our friend, Art Vegan, click here. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Here’s the haps: Art Vegan was not doing very well in his quest to learn French. Part of the problem was that he lacked real motivation. He was doing it because he thought…

  • No One Except My Imagination Knows

    No One Except My Imagination Knows

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11, Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22973 – 1050 Here’s the haps: You are working in the shop with Jesus who is sawing some lumber and boards to make a manger for the widow, Simone. You watch as he saws the…

  • Travel, Travail, And Training

    Travel, Travail, And Training

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22972 – 1049 Here’s the haps: You often wonder why Nazareth in Galilee? Perhaps obscurity is better, but really, most of the people here are closer to criminals than royalty. The only nobility here are…

  • Kill The Usurper!  He Must Not Escape!

    Kill The Usurper! He Must Not Escape!

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22971 – 1048 Here’s the haps: The large Hebrew-speaking communities just across the Sihon River are considered Egyptian territory even though everything is under Rome. It only matters that you will be out of Herod’s…

  • Where Is The King?

    Where Is The King?

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22970 – 1047 Here’s the haps: You think about Jesus as you hold him. You often forget about his origin and just enjoy holding him and talking to him and seeing his little smile, which…

  • At The Temple With The Old Folks

    At The Temple With The Old Folks

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22969 – 1046 Here’s the haps: As you wend your way to the temple, you find it hard to believe that the forty-four days of Mary’s purifying have passed already. You must go up to…

  • The Name

    The Name

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22968 – 1045 Here’s the haps: The next several days are filled with strangeness and wonder. Curiosity seekers, the humble and reverent, even those who scoffed and disbelieved the shepherds all come to see the…

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