Hail to Baseball!

I love watching football . . . to the point that I once gave the Green Bay Packers money for “one share” of the team . . . but the movie Concussion and an examination of the facts has given me pause about the game. Can I enjoy a sport that is killing the men who play [Read More…]

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It is April 15: It can be a good day.

Today your taxes are due. Yesterday in 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Last night in 1912 the good ship RMS Titanic sank with hundreds of souls. What do you do the day after a bad day? Most of us have them, but what comes next? The day after a very bad day is hard, but [Read More…]

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You Give Material Goods Meaning and Value: RMS Titanic Day

Human beings have a power that comes from the Almighty and this power can do great good. Use it today and you cooperate with God in giving deeper meaning to every place you visit, every object you own, and even to past events. Nature and Nature’s God makes the mountain, but we give it a [Read More…]

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Heading to an Iceberg- Avoiding Being on RMS Titanic

The year is steaming toward April 14 and 15 . . . one hundred and four years ago the good ship RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic and on this date many of the passengers had days to live. When the ship hit the iceberg many people behaved like heroes and some like cowards, [Read More…]

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Eisenhower, the Domino Effect, and Vietnam as a Just War

April 7 marks the day when Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of our most underrated Presidents, gave a speech arguing that small nations like Vietnam mattered to American foreign policy. He talked about the “domino effect,” where one nation falls and causes instability in another nation. This idea stuck and played a major role in Americans [Read More…]

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Everyone Opposed to My Point of View is in the Pay of Evil

I am fortunate in my friends. They stick by me through my bad opinions (Romney can win!) and my monomaniacal study habits (Another book on James Garfield!). My social media feed indicates there is another type of person out there who apparently thinks everyone opposed to their point of view is in the pay of [Read More…]

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Mrs. Clinton: You are a Human, You Have a Right to Life, and the Constitution Has Nothing to Do With It

Secretary Clinton is (sort of) right when she says the “unborn child does not have rights” under the Constitution of 1789. In fact, all children have important limitations placed on their Constitutional rights. Children have no “right to vote” until they are eighteen. They have limited freedom of speech until they are no longer children. [Read More…]

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Listening to Lucy: The Short Way to God

The know-nothing and the pseudo-intellectual are the same personality type in different zip codes. The know-nothing cannot be taught, because even the possibility he might be wrong enrages him. The pseudo-intellectual cannot be taught, because he already knows the truth and has the credentials to prove it. This is even true of the pseudo-Socratic personality [Read More…]

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On Crudity

I was once told that some Victorian somewhere thought it improper to put a book by Austen on a shelf next to a book by Dickens. Male and female jackets brushing in the night might shock the children. Maybe this weirdness happened, though I knew aged Victorians in West Virginia and they were healthy, salty, [Read More…]

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Give Us A King or Give Us Liberty?

God loves to teach His people because He wants us to become adults. We cannot become His peers, but when God came down and became a human, He made it possible for us to become His friends. God has all power and could make us just and good, but then we would cease to be persons.  He [Read More…]

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