My Wake up Playlist

Whenever you talk about music you find people divided along lines of style, tempo, production, age and the other dividers of the cool from the uncool. It becomes a statement of their personal worth and the value of their opinions. Don’t Just don’t get...

The Mountain Before Me

I have a story to tell. It falls to me to do it. No one else remembers it all. Many who were there are gone. It is at once the most horrifying and amazing thing I’ve ever experienced. But it’s not my story. It’s the story of the most courageous...

Lies of Mass Destruction

The Great Remembering You would think it would be obvious what Memorial Day is about. Wikipedia calls it,”a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.” Seems simple...

The Beauty Of Political Correctness

What Beauty? Trying to navigate the maze of political correctness is an ever-changing ropes course with serious social consequences. Who is the most offended party of the day? If you do not conform, horrible, scathing name-calling will ensue. Jobs are at stake. Lives...

How To Wake A Sleeping Brain

It is surprising to me that after 61 years of living on this planet that I should still be learning such simple things as how to wake up. I’ve been doing it, to varying degrees of success, all of my life. It never really occurred to me to do it in a conscious...

If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul . . .

I have tried to keep politics out of this blog because politics are not the answer to our problems. Rather than support a politician, I support Jesus Christ, the son of God, who is above and beyond mere politics. However, in the bitter vitriol of the struggle for...

The Light Unseen

The night sky is filled with light. Filled with it! I’m not talking about the moon or stars or planets or milky way. I’m talking about blazing, powerful light. But we cannot see this powerful light because there is nothing to reflect it. Think of it. All of the...

What I Speak . . .

Music Speaks To Me I’m assembling a playlist of songs to start my day, things to get me on the right track, to remind me of the beauty in the world outside my head (it’s amazing what happens in there). Things to point me in my chosen direction before...

The Only Way To Start A New Year . . . Seriously!

Every day is the beginning of a new year. A year from now it will be a year later . . . or something like that. But sometimes, like today, we can see the new year ahead in better perspective. We make plans to make this year different, better even. It’s the best...

The Tree That Saved Christmas

A Most Unusual Christmas The summer sun was still sweltering when I had my first clue that this Christmas would be different. I’m not normally known for being observant, much less prescient of things to come, so it had to hit me over the head. Suzie looked at me...