Does Your Faith Impact Your Politics?


Does your faith impact your politics? Or is it the other way around? How do you know? If you find yourself always “Reacting” to events in the media, and decisions by people that offend you, then you may be letting politics ruin your faith. I.e., steal your joy. I post a LOT (on FaceBook, on…

Why America Is Still The Greatest Nation On Earth


On this 4th of July, I am borrowing the following from an article I found on BeliefNet. I have cut-n-pasted it, as well as included a link to the original article at the bottom, because I found a few spelling and logical flow errors in the text that I wanted to correct. Only minor changes…

Family Tradition


My dad was a pilot. My step-father was a pilot. One of my brothers was a pilot. The other day, I heard my wife talking to a fellow at an airshow asking about where her husband (me!) could get flying lessons. Am I going to learn how to be a pilot? Maybe… Let me go…

What Is A Parent’s Greatest Responsibility?


I wrote a comment on a friend’s FB question yesterday. Her question: “Isn’t it a paren’t responsibility to make sure their child is prepared to go into the workforce?” My response: I believe a parent’s most important job is to teach their children to think. My kids are grown, I pray everyday they will think…

What Does Attitude Have To Do With It?


A long time ago, when I got clean and sober from drugs and alcohol, almost 35 years now, I learned the “Serenity Prayer”. You’ve likely heard it: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can – and the wisdom to know the difference. That’s…

Ben Shapiro To Speak At Berkeley


So there have been many “Attempts” by conservatives to speak at U.C. Berkeley (Berzerkley we used to call it) lately. I am hoping he is actually able to speak this time. I saw this article on Fox News and commented on it, and then wrote a much longer comment, with a story explaining how I…

Darwin Awards – 2017


OK – so the “Darwin Award” this year ought to go to the young man who thought he could “Run through fire” at the Burning Man event last week. But the two old farts who took the “Dodge Challenger Test Drive” at an airport in Colorado and flew their car off the end of the…