What are we fighting for?

Editor’s Note:  I wrote this back about 3 months or so, ago.  I was going to add a paragraph or two about my Dad, which I might do as an extended piece, but I thought I would get it posted now, as it has spent far too much time on… Continue reading

Day 135 – part 2

So what is today but another yesterday in the making?  Or perhaps, to quote the learned Axl Rose, “Yesterday there was so many things I was never told Now that I’m startin’ to learn I feel I’m growing old”. My father said something similar though he was surely no GNR… Continue reading

Day 135

From my good friend Dave- notable events on October 19th 1386 – The Universität Heidelberg holds its first lecture, making it the oldest German university. 1469 – Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into… Continue reading

Christian Values or Christian State?

You hear it a lot, especially among the conservative right, but also among more middle of the road Christian groups.  “We need to return to good Christian values,” or “We need a Christian leader to bring us back to our values.”  Simple, earnest statements, but I suspect what they really… Continue reading

The hole cost

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/d/dwight_d_eisenhower.html I really don’t know enough about Eisenhower, but I do know he had some excellent quotes.  Whoever, or whatever else he might… Continue reading

To the future

I’m reading through a book that a dear friend sent me. It has an absolutely fantastic line in it. “…This space, however convenient it had been for his recent past, was much too small to hold his future.” I look around and see the same thing with me.  It isn’t… Continue reading

Confusion is from Satan

Confusion is from Satan, go away. This was said to me today in an online discussion. A friend of my wife’s,  a nice lady with some strong religious convictions, had posted a link purporting that school children in California were being indoctrinated into Islam. The link in question was about a… Continue reading

A Shameless Plug- And an appeal to your deeply seated guilt

Hey guys, My son, Joshua, is participating in a fundraiser for his school. The funds will go towards the construction of the Lion’s Lair 2.0 Playground, which is not only a school playground, but a community one, as well. I actually helped build the original Lion’s Lair when I was… Continue reading

Tuesdays…

Tuesdays don’t get much in the way of respect or regard.  As the day immediately following the dreaded and much maligned Monday, Tuesday is often regarded as Monday+, or the 2nd Monday.  Not much love there considering the typically hate that Monday receives.  And unlike a Wednesday or a Thursday, which… Continue reading