I have this joke, some consider it in poor taste, but as I observe things, it’s an honest reflection of the current state of the Christian religion within the United States. What do you get when you put two Baptists together? A Church What do you get when you put three Baptists together? Two churches.… Continue reading The State of the Church
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 was up, or what prompted… Continue reading Why? Because some times you just have to hug it out.
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 early twenties and just starting… Continue reading Social Media – What is it even good for? Absolutely nothing! Good God!
I first came across this article about 4 years ago. I find it is even more relevant now. Today people who wish to assert their opinion over anything else merely decry, “Fake news!” and then anything said after that is suddenly supposed to be both morally and factually correct. One of more useful things about… Continue reading The Death of Expertise
We have a two party system, I don’t think that will go away. We’re creatures of habit in the U.S., you could say it’s a tradition of ours. It might be time we changed them, though. So how do we go about changing parties, given that 3rd parties tend to be stillborn? We stop using… Continue reading NPO – A New Political Order
“Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?” That was a question asked during one of the darker spots of our governmental history. A time, not unlike today, where the appearance or accusation of impropriety could ruin a person – usually to the financial and political betterment of some… Continue reading 90% Communist
The past couple of weeks have been pretty centered around the whole Net Neutrality debacle. It was a given that the FCC under Ajit Pai was going to repeal it, but what is going to happen next has been less clear. There’s a lot of alarmist stuff passing through my feed, but quite honestly, this… Continue reading Net Neutrality – A Fine Thing
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 my “To Do” list. … Continue reading What are we fighting for?
I happened to be reading this article when my oldest son looked over my shoulder and started reading along with me. This lead to a conversation of sorts with him, which I rather enjoyed. At first my son was actively against the shop owners. He said he would have sued the owners, too. Not because… Continue reading To each their own…decision.
Yesterday I got to thinking about the influence of a bad mustache on modern foreign policy. The effect is dramatic, I think. Today, I want to offer up an alternative to a good mustache gone bad. It’s time for a little competition and some good marketing. Emma Lazarus wrote a poem containing this very famous… Continue reading The New Economy by Emma Lazarus