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My Thoughts By On November 8, 2016

Election Day Musings

I voted this morning around 7:00 AM. As I stood in the booth, I said a few prayers.  I was prepared inasmuch as I had studied the candidates and made myself familiar with the proposed amendments.  In the last few elections, I’ve usually walked in with a made up mind.  In this election, for most of the candidates on the ballot,…

My Thoughts By On August 29, 2016

Background Noise

[This was originally part of an introduction I was writing for a new book I’m working on. My direction is a little different now, so I’m posting it here, slightly modified, because I thought it was still good.] My wife, Radene, is the most beautiful woman in my life. To me, she is the most attractive woman I know. Not only physically,…

My Thoughts By On June 14, 2016

A Calloused Confession

Orlando. San Bernardino. Charleston. Newtown. Aurora. These are the ones I can name from memory. The list of communities continues to grow where mass shootings occur. The last several years have seen an astronomical uptick in this particular kind of violence,  and I can feel something happening in my soul. I can sense a certain callousness developing. Is it too soon…

My Thoughts By On May 31, 2016

Outrage Pandemic

The American culture of outrage is a bad portend of things to come. It’s more than a culture… it’s a pandemic of outrage. Today’s outrage is over the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. People are either outraged at the zoo for shooting the gorilla, or outraged at the parents of the child who fell into the enclosure,…

My Thoughts By On May 17, 2016

You Want More?

I’m not forty yet, but in August I will say goodbye to my thirties. I’m really not one to fret much about age. Thirty didn’t phase me. Thirty-five wasn’t that big of a deal. Forty isn’t going to bother me either. I even went and had blood work done last week, and I’m happy to report that aside from a few minor…

My Thoughts By On April 14, 2016

Thorns That Redeem

When Jesus was crucified, the Roman soldiers fashioned a crown of thorns and pressed it down upon his head. Those thorns pierced his brow, and the blood flowed down his face, into his eyes, soaking what hadn’t been pulled out of his beard. Those soldiers made that crown for the sole purpose of mocking Jesus. He claimed to be a king,…

My Thoughts By On April 2, 2016

Special Announcement!

Folks, I thought now would be as good a time as any to make an announcement to the whole world. I’ve been working on something for over a year now that I’ve pretty much kept to myself, except for a handful of people who have been helping me. After my sister, Kelly, and my dad passed away in 2013 I began…