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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

An Alzheimer’s Based Dinner Conversation

An Alzheimer’s Based Dinner Conversation
September 22, 2014

This evening’s dinner conversation was a bit interesting. For background, I’ve been talking to my mother about the incident of …Read the Rest

Watching a Parent Decline – Needlessly

Watching a Parent Decline – Needlessly
September 21, 2014

Years ago, when I was in college, my parents were horrified when my grandmother Froehlich (Nana) called my mother to …Read the Rest

I’m Selling My Condo

I’m Selling My Condo
September 20, 2014

  I need to sell my condo, which is located in Lincoln, County, New Mexico. Without going into details, because …Read the Rest

Joan Rivers, Medical Horror & Seniors

Joan Rivers, Medical Horror & Seniors
September 19, 2014

Even back in the mid-1970s, people who did not know my mother thought she was Joan Rivers.  They had the …Read the Rest

Stupid Christians & Religious Freedom

Stupid Christians & Religious Freedom
September 18, 2014

When I was in high school, I had a wonderful government/American History teacher.  He was also the newspaper adviser, and …Read the Rest

Space, Finally!

Space, Finally!
September 17, 2014

One of these days we’re finally going to be back in the space business.  On Tuesday, NASA (a name which …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Airman Second Glass Gordon C. Thayer

Wednesday’s Hero – Airman Second Glass Gordon C. Thayer
September 17, 2014

No Photo Can Be Found for Airman Second Glass Gordon C. Thayer From Airman Second Class Thayer’s Silver Star citation: …Read the Rest

My Favorite Thing(s)

My Favorite Thing(s)
September 16, 2014

At the risk of being hated because that annoying song from The Sound of Music, will now be haunting until …Read the Rest

Violence Against Women Act

Violence Against Women Act
September 15, 2014

I don’t usually post something verbatim, but it is an appropriate follow-up to yesterday’s discussion about violence against women.  It …Read the Rest

The Gridiron, Domestic Abuse, & Rank Hypocrisy

The Gridiron, Domestic Abuse, & Rank Hypocrisy
September 14, 2014

My grandparents had some friends who had this daughter, who married a playboy of whom they did not approve.  A …Read the Rest


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