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The Silence Is Deafening…

January 28, 2015 — 5 Comments


One of my resolutions for this year is to be more tolerant of other people’s beliefs. I do believe that Islam and those who follow it have a right to believe what they want about God. I also know that all the nuts out there today killing in the name of Islam are only using the religion as an excuse for rationalizing their ingrained hatred of so much of the world. I believe they no more represent the billions of Islamic followers than the KKK represents Christianity.

But the problem with that is very much as shown in Paul Combs editorial cartoon above. Radicalized Islam is quite literally destroying the mainline religion by its actions. Or maybe more appropriately the real Islamic leaders are destroying the world view of Islam by their silence. They need to renounce all those who kill in their religion’s name MUCH more adamantly than they presently do (if they do at all?) . Failing to do that is a quasi endorsement of killers actions. Islamic leader please reign in your rouges before it is too late for you….


Canadian Winters…

January 24, 2015 — 3 Comments

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I frequently complain about how cold it is here in southern Indiana but I know that further north is gets much colder.  This pic was taken north of Ottawa Canada during a visit there four years ago. I don’t know how long the house has been unoccupied but it shows its age…

The Mind’s Eye

January 17, 2015 — Leave a comment


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When we visited our neighbors to the north in 2011 we came across many things that we had not seen before the this mural is one of them. The whole side of the building is a painting. It is all make-believe. I spent perhaps a half hour just taking it in. Click on the pic to see a larger view with more details….


Flowers Of Spring…

January 17, 2015 — Leave a comment

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Dreaming of a field of wildflowers this cold January morning.  This one was taken at a State Park in Indiana a few years ago.