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Family Crises

October 19, 2014

It may be several days before I am able to even catch up with the world.  This morning we put my father in the hospital.  He is not expected to survive the weekend.  When I have time to catch up, I will. Over the years, when I’ve had to deal with tragedy and heart-ache, I always turn to opera, to my favorite baritone, the greatest of them all.  For the …Read the Rest

Very Special Ops

Very Special Ops
October 18, 2014

A friend sent this link to me, and told me to watch it.  It’s impressive.  It is just way cool!  …Read the Rest

Belated Birthday Wishes, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Belated Birthday Wishes, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
October 17, 2014

It’s better late than never, right?  Yesterday was the birthday of the 2nd greatest baritone in operatic history, Sherrill Milnes …Read the Rest

The Greatest Lawsuit in the History of Lawsuits

The Greatest Lawsuit in the History of Lawsuits
October 16, 2014

A famous philosopher once said that stupid is as stupid does.  I think this is one of those cases.  Stupid …Read the Rest

Grimes to the Rescue?

Grimes to the Rescue?
October 15, 2014

Back in 2006, I was so disgusted with Laura Ingraham that I almost lost it.  She helped engineer the beginning …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – George H. Kirk, Sr.

Wednesday’s Hero – George H. Kirk, Sr.
October 15, 2014

George H. Kirk, Sr. 82 years old 3rd Marine Division May 25, 1917 – October 28, 1999  George Kirk, Sr. …Read the Rest

The Stupidity of Ebola

The Stupidity of Ebola
October 14, 2014

For some strange reason there is now a ‘stigma’ against anyone connected with Ebola.  Forget AIDS or HIV, Ebola is …Read the Rest

No Susana

No Susana
October 13, 2014

The video says it all.

When Family Care-Givers Become Non-Persons

When Family Care-Givers Become Non-Persons
October 12, 2014

My mother stopped eating.  My father has Alzheimer’s.  The past couple nights, he refused to eat dinner.  My mother is …Read the Rest

Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane

Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane
October 11, 2014

Thomas Duncan is dead.  No one deserves to die the way he did, but he’s dead.  His death, contrary to …Read the Rest

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skaeP niwT 6102!
October 10, 2014

If you are a fan of Twin Peaks, as am I, you know all about backward talk.   The other day, …Read the Rest

Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values

Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values
October 9, 2014

We live in a very strange world.  In Spain there is a petition to save Excalibur.  The dog, belongs to …Read the Rest

I Don’t Know What to Do

I Don’t Know What to Do
October 8, 2014

My mother is dying, slowly, one day at a time.  She doesn’t have cancer.  She isn’t even terminal. Her back …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani

Wednesday’s Hero – Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani
October 8, 2014

Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani 70 years old from Stanford, California August 2, 1943 – July 29, 2014 When Sergeant Cavaiani …Read the Rest

Life With Aging Parents – the Self Sacrifice Edition

Life With Aging Parents – the Self Sacrifice Edition
October 7, 2014

It had dawned on me that those who have a tendency to wax poetic about a family member who is …Read the Rest

Falling Through the ER Cracks

Falling Through the ER Cracks
October 6, 2014

There is an axiom in modern society.  When all else fails, when you run out of excuses, you blame the …Read the Rest

The Greatest Ever

The Greatest Ever
October 5, 2014

“A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have …Read the Rest

Life in the Era of Ebola

Life in the Era of Ebola
October 4, 2014

During a phone interview with Duncan Taylor’s girlfriend, she told CNN that she and her family were being treated like …Read the Rest

Enumerated Constitutional Powers

Enumerated Constitutional Powers
October 3, 2014

I was reading an interesting commentary posted via Midwest Christian Outreach, an organization I highly recommend.  In this day and …Read the Rest

Psychopaths, Executions, and Terrorists

Psychopaths, Executions, and Terrorists
October 2, 2014

During 2010 and 2011, the United States executed 89 people.  The US carries out more executions than any other ‘liberal’ …Read the Rest

Friends Without Envy

Friends Without Envy
October 1, 2014

I don’t mind admitting that I have a weakness for Lucy. No matter how many times I see the John …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Admiral Oscar Badger II

Wednesday’s Hero – Admiral Oscar Badger II
October 1, 2014

Admiral Oscar Badger II 68 years old from Washington, D.C. June 26, 1890 – November 30, 1958 During his 41 …Read the Rest

PART XXX-C: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Godly Child Abuse

PART XXX-C: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Godly Child Abuse
September 30, 2014

Voddie Baucham, that godly associate of now disgraced Doug Phillips says that shyness in a young child is a sin. …Read the Rest

PART XXX-B: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Godly Child Abuse

PART XXX-B: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Godly Child Abuse
September 29, 2014

This is one of the worst things I’ve read. The child in question was about two years old. What Michael …Read the Rest

PART XXX-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Godly Child Abuse

PART XXX-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Godly Child Abuse
September 28, 2014

“…In the book they recommend “switching” a 7-month-old on the bare bottom or leg seven to eight times as a …Read the Rest

The Care and Feeding of Senior Citizen Parents

The Care and Feeding of Senior Citizen Parents
September 27, 2014

I wasn’t planning another long all-nighter with the parents, but my mother, who was feeling much, much better decided to …Read the Rest

Thinking Beyond the Box

Thinking Beyond the Box
September 26, 2014

If I were the only one dealing with senior citizen parents and the financial disaster which has engulfed our culture …Read the Rest

Inside the Machine of the Brother’s Koch

Inside the Machine of the Brother’s Koch
September 25, 2014

Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone has penned a magnum opus dedicated to exposing the Brother’s Koch.  It is long, detailed …Read the Rest

Obama’s Rubicon & Press Bias

Obama’s Rubicon & Press Bias
September 24, 2014

On Monday evening, Barack Obama ordered terror sites in Iraq and Syria to be bombed.  We all knew the terror …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Spc 4 Donald Sloat

Wednesday’s Hero – Spc 4 Donald Sloat
September 24, 2014

Spc 4 Donald Sloat 20 years old from Coweta, Oklahoma 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 196th …Read the Rest

Our Brother’s Keeper

Our Brother’s Keeper
September 23, 2014

Anyone who watches the news for just a few minutes has probably seen the heart-breaking story about the young woman …Read the Rest


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