Category Archives: Culture


The great philosopher and Jedi, Master Yoda, declared: “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger… anger leads to hate… hate leads to suffering.” We fear what we do not know, what we do not understand, what … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

What are you willing to do in the service of what you are convinced is the truth, for the noble cause that dominates your thoughts? D.W. Criswell writes, “The desire to prove what you intuitively or instinctively believe is so … Continue reading

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For the Love of God

Telling people how to vote and getting angry at those who vote differently than you do, or who have beliefs different than yours is not the answer. Democrats are not all alike. Republicans are not all alike. Not all Democrats … Continue reading

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A Hammer and Sickle Is Not an Appropriate Fashion Accessory

Tyler, the Creator, who was nominated for Best Rap Album of the year for Flower Boy, showed up on the Grammy’s red carpet wearing a Russian hat, known as the ushanka, with a Sickle and Hammer soviet symbol on the … Continue reading

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October 31 is Halloween, a favorite holiday of children, when they get to go out trick or treating dressed as ghosts and goblins. I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. But October 31 can also be remembered for another reason. On October 31, … Continue reading

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Facebook Posts

What passes through my head upon reading far too many posts on Facebook:(this isn’t original; I got it from Jerry Pournelle’s blog several years ago): “I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid, … Continue reading

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The Will of Jesus

They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either … Continue reading

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During the summers of 1976 and 1977 I worked on a kibbutz in Israel (between semesters in college). While I worked in the fields the radio was always tuned to one station: “The Voice of Peace.” The on-air slogan was … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin was an intelligent, well-read individual, with an open and inquisitive mind. He was fascinated by science and contributed immensely to our understanding of electricity. More importantly, he was a major player in the creation of the United States. … Continue reading

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How’s It Going?

We are about a third of the way through the second decade of the twenty-first century. How have the first thirteen years of this new century stacked up when compared to the events of the same period during the advent … Continue reading

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