The root of unbelief

I have been a Christian for 48 years.  During that time, I've occasionally experienced the miraculous, often when I wasn't looking for it.  In fact, I'm confident that if I related some of what I've experienced, there are some who would be convinced I had deceitfully fabricated the story, was delusional, the recipient of several…

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Harder to kill than Rasputin

Having been on travel and seeing only CNN in passing on the communal television in the hotel lobby, I was amazed to hear that CNN and a bipartisan group of congressmen is worried that Donald Trump is going to fire Robert Mueller, despite months and months of denials from President Trump that he intends to…

The Death of Common Sense

Political books come and go, but until politics enters into history, such books have a short shelf life.  Who wants to read about the shenanigans of President Clinton's philanderings, the wars of President Bush, or the mistakes of President Obama now?  Almost no one. But some books still have worth even after the decades have…

The Primary Roles Government Must Do or Fail

James Madison famously said, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary."  The founding fathers envisioned a limited government with checks and balances between the three branches.  Government has certainly grown much larger than they expected.  I thought I'd talk about what I think the proper role of government is. 1.  Protecting the innocent…

Laughing at misfortune

My youngest son is looking for a new car, but he didn't want to purchase the 2006 Saturn being sold by friends because it he wanted a newer car.  I told him my Buick Lesabre was built in 1999, to which he said, "Why isn't your car dead?" I explained because I take care of…

The REAL National Aquarium (I guess)

If you've read some of my past blogs, you might have read about my disappointment with the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.  Basically, the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. is housed in a basement with dispirited denizens of the sea who auditioned for the National Aquarium in Baltimore and didn't make the cut.  I still…

… and we’re here to help.

It's become such a cliché that it has become a punch line in many movies and television shows:  "We're from the government, and we're here to help."  Has it always been that way?  Let's examine the history of aviation and see. In the beginning ... Well, not THE beginning, but in the 1400's, Leonardo da…

Can we stop school shootings?

In my previous post, The Gun Control Debate, I provided my opinion into why I think we talk about gun control rather than knife control or car control.  But the wider question is:  can we stop school shootings?  An even broader question is:  can we stop murder? The short, unsatisfactory answer The answer is:  no,…

The Gun Control Debate

Last week, in Parkland, Florida, a mentally ill man -- just barely out of his childhood -- killed 17 teachers and students in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  As it has every time something like this occurs, this shocking mass shooting has ignited the gun control debate.  But why just gun control? If you type…