Howard Zinn was a life long social and political activist known for his far-left views and for his tremendously popular book “A People’s History of the United States”. The book continues today, 11 years after his death, to have massive influence on American society and education and has been the bestselling account of American history... Continue Reading →
Up until the fall of 2020 I had never thought much about politics, racism, culture, or many of the issues that have our country so divided today. I did not vote in 2012 or 2016 and the only reason I did in 2020 was that I suddenly began to open my eyes as to what... Continue Reading →
As usual I arrived at my office very early in the morning and prepared for my desk job just like I have done for the past thirty years. I sat in my desk chair and turned on my computer and drank a cup of coffee while I logged in and waited for the computer to... Continue Reading →
Trusting in God and turning my life over to him has been something I have struggled with. In fact, as I have previously written I haven’t fully understood what this means. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” I’ve stated this countless times and haven’t really thought about what it means... Continue Reading →
I am struggling to confront my fears; especially in the area of finance and money management. Why do I struggle so much in this area even if there is nothing horribly wrong? What is it that scares me so much? I believe that my pride and ego have gotten in my way for much of... Continue Reading →
Our family got together this past weekend in Tampa, FL for the marriage of one of our nephews. As usual it was good to see everyone and to reconnect as jobs, marriages, and life have us living in different places all over the country and with little time to keep up like we would like... Continue Reading →
Meredith and I headed out from Fort Collins, Colorado towards Laramie, Wyoming before detouring straight east across Highway 80 to Sidney, Nebraska. On our return back to Fort Collins we detoured through northeast Colorado through the aptly named Pawnee National Grassland. Talk about some wide open spaces. The grassland is roughly 30 x 60 square miles or nearly 200,000 acres that are virtually uninhabited by mankind.
There is hiking and camping in the park although we didn’t have time to stop on this short day trip. The area doesn’t look too different than parts of North Texas where we live with buffalo grass and blue stem being the main grasses growing on the prairie.
The day was a mixture of sun and clouds and while we didn’t get rained on you could see massive clouds bringing down rain in the distance. Another great day exploring a place off the beaten…
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I ran across a video Floating Island of Trash that really caught my attention and reminded me of something that I am thinking about more and more. And that is, "What are we leaving for the generation behind us"? The obvious problem seems to be that we are a throw-away society and manufacture more and more things... Continue Reading →
Sadly when I think of theology and philosophy I first think of the famous Monty Python skit “The Philosophers' Football Match” instead of anything I learned during 36 hours of theology and philosophy courses at The University of St. Thomas. The Philosophers' Football Match was a Monty Python sketch depicting a football match in the... Continue Reading →
At times this world is confusing and full of doubt. Evil attacks me in several forms and on several fronts. I am seeking peace and fulfillment and a life that is far simpler than the one I lead. Does forgiveness hold the key? I have read that the unforgiving mind is full of fear and... Continue Reading →