I think we are back

Sorry for the absence.The blog problems kept things quiet around here for a day or so and then I am working on something which I will talk more about next week. Let's just say it involves history. … [Read more...]

Blog bumps: Server migration ahead

It is time to move.Move servers that is.In the process some comments might get lost between the two universes that is this server and the one to come.If you like the Fox Mega Show Fringe, you will not only understand but like it.If you don't like it or know what I am talking about, well then I can't help you. … [Read more...]

Nominate the blog for a Bloggie

Nothing subtle about that headline.If you like the blog, consider nominating it for the 2012 Weblog awards.Go here to read all about it...You can nominate it in whatever category makes sense to you (religion or topical makes the most sense to me) and then if the blog is nominated enough, it will be up for voting in February. … [Read more...]

MIA for about 3 hours

Sorry, gentle readers, if you tried to visit the blogstead from about noon to 3pm or so, you would have found a nasty "account suspended" page.Scary. Nasty. Let's just forget it ever happened.We are still figuring out the problem, or I should say the experts are trying to figure it out.For awhile, some of the features of the blog will not work - commenting features and the like. If you see anything disturbing lurking about, please email me at warrenthrockmorton at gmail dot … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts – 2011

To reflect on 2011, I have listed here the ten most popular posts in terms of visits this year. Two of the posts were written in prior years but were visited frequently this year. In addition to being popular, I think they are representative of the stories and issues which I wrote about this year.1. The Trail of Tears remembered2. Uganda update: Anti-Homosexuality Bill on tomorrow’s agenda3. Committee chair says Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill may not be considered4. What would d … [Read more...]

Have a Kindle and like this blog?

You can now have this blog delivered to your Kindle by subscribing at Amazon.com. Click this link to subscribe. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can head on over to Amazon and click the like button and even write a friendly review.There are thousands of blogs now published on Amazon for delivery to Kindle devices. A list of them is here.One hot gadget debate this season is the Kindle Fire versus the Nook Color. We opted for the Fire and the Amazon Universe. Anyone like the Nook … [Read more...]

Blogkeeping: Holiday schedule

Ah, 'tis the season to be jolly. And for me, 'tis the season to reduce the number of blog posts I write.This will probably hold true through the month of December. After the finals are given and graded, it will be time to relax a bit. There are some stories or issues that could change that plan but for now, that is the plan.Let me take a moment to explain the icons in the left hand column of the blog. The first one is my first effort at writing children's fiction. Over the past … [Read more...]

I am scheduled to be on CNN Newsroom Sunday

I will be on CNN Newsroom Sunday at 8:30am (ET) 7/24 to talk about evangelicals and reparative therapy.I believe the focus is going to be on the recent issues relating to Marcus Bachmann's clinic, Exodus, and Mark Yarhouse's research demonstrating no orientation change on average in mixed orientation marriages. … [Read more...]