Dear Mr Starr

Dear Mr Starr, They tell me in this fiftieth year of the Super Bowl that you are ill, though getting better. I thought I would tell you two stories in the h0pe that against all odds you would see this letter and be encouraged. Many of us would rather see you at a Super Bowl [Read More...]

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Fear Not!

Monsters scare and yet fascinate little kids. Just as Mom and Dad find it hard not to look at a wreck, even if such curiousity makes them feel ghoulish, so the little ones cannot avoid peeking at a scary movie. We don’t like being afraid for real, but the thrill of seeing something scary is [Read More...]

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Tell the Truth Dr. Carson

Dr. Carson has earned a second look from all traditional Christian voters. I had dismissed him earlier because he lacks the traditional qualifications for political offices and shows a lack of depth on many issues. However, this may be the year for the “outsider” and Dr. Carson is intelligent, has a heroic backstory, and is [Read More...]

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On Being Humble

For each of our (now adult) children, we had a “lesson.” For one it was: it is more important to be beautiful on the inside than the outside. So powerful was this lesson that this child became staggeringly beautiful on the inside and the outside. For another child, one lesson was: If I am humble, [Read More...]

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Heavy Lifting: Grow Up, Get a Job, Raise a Family, and Other Manly Advice

If a certain kind of book must be written and read, a warning should flash that is more authentic than any “blood moon prophecy.” The fact that it must be written is a bad sign. Jim Geraghty and Cam Edwards have a book full of the kind of advice my Uncle Roddy and my dad gave [Read More...]

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