January 18, 2021

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed – we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. I have a… Read more

January 17, 2021

Back in 2016, all those many years ago, the nation faced a particularly hard decision. Who to vote for in the 2016 presidential election. “I know we don’t like to vote – marking your ballot nowadays is like choosing between the 3am showing of Beastmaster on Showtime and the 3am showing of Beastmaster 2 on Cinemax.”― Dennis Miller, The Rants There was Hillary Clinton (Beastmaster 2) Feeling the pressure from her left-wing base, Hillary will be hostile to nearly everything… Read more

January 16, 2021

In a previous post I talked about the Good Discourse Conference January 22 – 24, 2021 and what it is all about. In this post I want to introduce you to the speakers and those involved in the conference and give you a sample of their writings. It is my hope that by looking at the writings of these various individuals it will give you an idea of who they are. These are the folks who are running the conference… Read more

January 15, 2021

As I’m going over the list of films I saw in 2020, I decided to give Disney films their own blog post. So here are 12 Disney movies I saw and mostly enjoyed watching last year. Disney + Exclusives  Artemis Fowl Despite being a great book written by Eoin Colfer with an intriguing plot full of creativity and magic, and tense nail biting action, Artemis Fowl the film is a watered-down version of the story that sucks a lot of… Read more

January 14, 2021

A good discourse is that from which nothing can be retrenched without cutting into the quick. François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon Scrolling through the world of cyberspace on Facebook, Twitter and other such places of social media, one comes across diverse thoughts on everything from politics, culture and religion. All of which give fueled up emotionally charged opinions, sometimes rooted in facts and other times rooted in someone’s subjective feelings and attitudes, about a particular topic. Everyone wants to… Read more

January 13, 2021

With all this vitriol, violence, malarkey, and utter chaotic commotion in motion on our computer and TV screens, it’s easy to lose happiness, energy, that stimulus check and a proper perspective to life and sometimes sleep over the anxiety dwelling in the deepest part of our hearts and souls. We forget that there are legitimate diversions that are sometimes relevant to our sanity and help us to realize that life is not all about gloom, doom, brooms and booms. We… Read more

January 11, 2021

The first full week of January and the last full week of the Christmas season is chock full of news centering around the official counting of electoral votes certifying Joe Biden as the legitimate winner of the 2020 election. What was supposed to be a gentle transfer of power and a celebration of democracy ended up being a distorted scene out of Les Misérables as protesters stormed Capitol Hill in a display of what can only be a watered-down version… Read more

January 10, 2021

The splash of the water The Jordan River became Holy Water Cousin Baptizing Cousin The Man who was God receiving a sacrament The Holy Spirit descending and the voice of God speaking The Triune God showing the Triune God Now for some  reflections on questions on the above poem: Everything Jesus touched would most likely become a relic by todays definition. I’d call the Jordan river holy water because Jesus was Baptized there. Maybe that water is kind of like… Read more

January 9, 2021

O.K. Here’s the situation… Is Suspending Trump on Twitter a Violation of Free Speech? Is this an assault on our Democracy? My facebook friend Ralph Harbison doesn’t think so. He explains it in the most level headed reasonable way possible. Twitter and Facebook blocking Trump, Google and Apple removing Parler, and all the pushback against QAnon isn’t about silencing those who disagree nor is it about free speech. This is about companies deciding that brands have become toxic and will… Read more

January 8, 2021

This is just a trendy topic to write about and seeing I’m just confined to my room with Covid, why not. My wife tested negative and I hope that it stay that way. The National Catholic Register put out this article. Bishops React to Chaos at the Capitol in Statements and Tweets “We fervently pray for peace and for God’s protection over our country, our lawmakers, and all those in harm’s way this terrible day.” It elicited responses like this…… Read more

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