Answering the Unanswerable (Part III)

In my previous two blog posts (Part I and Part II), I decided to do my best to answer charges from blogger ClubSchadenFreude who left several long comments on a previous post of mine. ClubSchadenFreude is an atheist, and you can read her blog posts on WordPress. In her comments on my posts, she strung…

The Boston Tea Party — 2020 style

For those who read my blog and live in other countries and who might not know what the "Boston Tea Party" is, let me explain. When America was merely 13 colonies established by Great Briton, England decided to put a tax on tea. Tea was considered a luxury item in the colonies. Many colonists were…

I suppose I should be thankful.

The picture leading this post was taken during an actual physical fight in the Parliament of Ukraine. The Ukrainian legislative body isn't the only one that has degenerated into fisticuffs, like children daring each other, "Wanna fight about it?" Just a cursory look at pictures available on the internet says it's happened in Russian, Syria,…

Don’t Lose Your Courage

When our family was young, we went on vacation. At that time, we had three children: two girls 7 and 2 and one boy of 5. We were eating outside our KOA (Kampgrounds of America) cabin when a number of yellow jackets who had nested near our cabin, attracted by the food, descended upon us.…

Was William Golding Right?

William Golding wrote The Lord of the Flies in 1954, and it has since rightly become regarded as one of the best books in the English Language. The Plot A group of British school-aged children are marooned on a deserted island. At first, they form a civilization like the one they left, but it soon…

Trump, COVID-19, and the Media

As are many people, I've been working from home to comply with "social distancing," and I've had an opportunity to listen while I work to many of President Trump's press briefings on COVID-19. I commented on one of those conferences in my previous post, Why Trump Went Off on a Rant, which turned out to…

Fear

Having lived through the Hong Kong Flu, the Swine (or Avian) Flu (H1N1), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and a previous outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), I have to say I have seen nothing like this. My first Reaction To me, it appeared that we were over-reacting. Some of…