Is Credit Debt Modern Slavery?


A friend on FaceBook wrote: It is hard to believe that 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. You know that’s NOT a good idea. I gave her this answer: Not a good idea, but it’s reality. We live in a “Consumer” driven society. Advertisers are in a frenzy to convince folks to spend every…

Carrier Fisher’s Autopsy Results


So, here’s another exercise in “Common sense” from recent history. Carrie Fisher’s autopsy tests revealed Cocaine, Morphine, Oxycodone, and Codeine in her system. But it was “Unclear” if those contributed to her death. It’s pretty clear to anyone but the Medical Examiner I guess. Tragically, Ms. Fisher died after suffering a heart attack on board…

Who Gets More Resources – Chicago Or Afghanistan?


A friend on FaceBook posed the question: “If more people die in Chicago vs. Afghanistan…who receives the most defense? How much money is spent in each location?” I’m sure, in the grand scheme of things, Chicago spends far more, it’s just not federal defense monies. But add up all the monies spent for police, fire,…

The Battle of the Mind


Is the fabric of our society crumbling? I often wonder. I think that 1st Century believers also thought that their world was headed for imminent collapse. The truth is, we have been in the “End times” ever since Jesus ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. These end times will…

Finding Habitable Alien Worlds


Science is finally catching up with the Bible (again) and realizing just how special this planet is (what creationists have been saying for many years). It’s not just “Two factors” (as Carl Sagan famously proclaimed) that determine whether a planet can likely host life, it’s a combination of MANY factors, most of which are little…

Refreshing In The Lord


Last week at our Mini-church / Bible Study, we were discussing the question of “Refreshing in the Lord”. What exactly does that mean? There are probably some decent denotative descriptions, such as “Filling with the Holy Spirt for purposes of revitalizing one’s faith” or some such. That didn’t do much for me though. I related…

Life In The Fast Lane


So, I’ve been debugging my home WiFi for some time, trying to figure out how best to set it up. Living in a 2-story home is the main part of the problem I was dealing with. My old WiFi router was a very long-range dual frequency unit made by ASUS that I really liked, but…