Stop and smell the flowers along the way…

  My wife (God bless her!) isn’t afraid to challenge me (lovingly, but firmly) when she thinks I need a wake-up call.  She did so last night, pointing out that I’m becoming a “grump”, preoccupied with all the negative things going on in the world, but failing to recognize that there’s still a lot of… Continue reading Stop and smell the flowers along the way…

Why, precisely?

  I nearly spat a mouthful of supper all over my computer screen yesterday evening when I learned that Star Wars “fans” (if such idiots can truly be described as “fans”) are molesting themselves and the series with utterly gormless speculation.  I give you two headlines (no, I’m not going to quote from the articles,… Continue reading Why, precisely?

An interesting perspective on morals and virtues

  Larry Lambert published this very interesting diagram on his blog the other day.  Clickit to biggit. I found it intriguing, and looked for more information.  It comes from a Christian academic paper authored by James D. Lanctot and Justin A. Irving, titled “Character and Leadership: Situating Servant Leadership in a Proposed Virtues Framework“.  (It was… Continue reading An interesting perspective on morals and virtues

“The limits of flesh”

  That’s the title of an article by author and friend Sarah Hoyt, in which she considers, in the light of the Roe v. Wade brouhaha, what it means – or should mean – to be a woman.  Here are a few excerpts from a long, but very thought-provoking discourse. … our bodies influence us, in… Continue reading “The limits of flesh”

Jamie’s prescription for getting modern minds right

  Fellow author Brian Niemeier has written an article on his blog titled “Jaimie‚Äôs Island“.  It’s an interesting read.  Here’s an excerpt. Boomers left parenting up to TV, and Millennials are leaving parenting up to tablets and phones. As a result, young adults today have little contact with the highs and lows of the real… Continue reading Jamie’s prescription for getting modern minds right

Spare a prayer for fellow blogger Stilton Jarlsberg and his wife

  I’m sure many of my readers are familiar with the blog of “Stilton Jarlsberg”, who sheds illuminating (and very amusing) light on current events. Sadly, events in his life are anything but amusing right now.  His wife has been battling with cancer for a long time, and it looks like her options for further… Continue reading Spare a prayer for fellow blogger Stilton Jarlsberg and his wife

Sometimes an article will bring a tear to your eye

  This one did, to mine. On Dec. 2, Haley and her husband Jb Parke welcomed their newborn son John Beeson Parke (Jb), three weeks early. The Sunday before, her husband was admitted to the hospital with complications from cancer. While the couple thought they had 6 months, they found out on Wednesday that it… Continue reading Sometimes an article will bring a tear to your eye

So that’s how modern dating works!

  I’m a complete stranger to the idea of swiping left or right on a dating app on my phone.  The idea seems somehow repellent to me.  I’m very glad I met my wife through the introduction of a mutual friend! Nevertheless, I had to laugh at Scott Adams’ take on one approach to modern… Continue reading So that’s how modern dating works!

We need to be together. Don’t let Big Brother isolate us from each other.

  I’m obliged to Sundance for putting up this video by Neil Oliver, from Britain, about our need for fellowship with people of like mind.  One of Big Brother’s most insidious weapons against us is to force us into isolation, so that we feel helpless and alone.  Mr. Oliver points out that to resist this… Continue reading We need to be together. Don’t let Big Brother isolate us from each other.