Crying “Wolf!”

Unless you've been living under the proverbial rock, you know that President Trump met with Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, and signed a high level agreement.  To listen to some in the media, you would have thought he had committed genocide. President Trump certainly has his faults, but.... If you've read some…

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Civility

Every now and then, people leave comments on my blog.  Because I'm still "blog challenged" -- even after two years -- I don't always see the comments.  But of late, two different people left comments on some of my blog posts. What the comments had in common Both people disagreed with something -- or everything…

The Joys of Grand Parenting

While raising children, I had heard for years that being a grandparent was different -- and better.  Well, I'm not sure it's better, but I have decided it's certainly more fun. What's in a name? The first decision my wife and I faced was:  "What will the grandchild call us?"  Our daughter assured us that…

NPR helped me do it … again!

Until I was driving home from work today, I didn't think I'd be adding to anything I already said in my earlier blog, NPR helped me do it, but here are am again.  "Science Friday" with Ira Flatow was just coming on National Public Radio (NPR), and who was the guest but -- wait for…

NPR helped me do it

On May 15, I was driving home and caught the National Public Radio (NPR) show "Fresh Air" with host Terry Gross.  To my surprise, the part of the show I listened to was devoted to guest Michael Pollan and his experiences with psychedelic drugs.  You know, like LSD. Our Tax Money at work And so,…

What is Prayer?

In my last blog, I said I would write in this blog about why we don't get answers to prayer, but between then and now, someone left this comment on my blog: "I would like to see a followup post, especially if it explains what prayer is.  For an outsider, it seems like a strange…

Is prayer a bad thing?

When a horrible catastrophe happens (like a school shooting, a tornado, or a bridge collapse) we are often unable to provide what some would call "concrete" help.  The tragedy may occur in other state, and sending money only helps if money is what is needed.  Throughout the history of the United States, both Democrat and…

The “Why” of Persecution

I hadn't intended to blog again today, but I read this article by Douglas MacKinnon on Fox News when checking to see if the world had ended without me.  This is the kind of article that will never appear in the New York Times, grace the glossy pages of Newsweek, or be discussed on National…