Why? Because some times you just have to hug it out.

So yesterday I wrote about a singular experience in my life that meant something, that really touched me at a time when I needed it. It was very basic, very human and possessing an impact far beyond the moment itself. Since then I’ve had a few people ask me what… Continue reading

Social Media – What is it even good for? Absolutely nothing! Good God!

About 18 years ago I ended up in a rough place. My father had been diagnosed with cancer and the outlook was very grim, at best. Most people don’t survive their first go ’round with this type of cancer, much less see another year or two. I was in my… Continue reading

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