Give them an "F"

Source:¬†Column: Washington leadership’s grade is a solid F ‚Äď USATODAY.com. Cal:¬†McConnell and Boehner, challenge the wealthy. The “rich” should be the model for reaching out and helping people so that we can have less government and lower taxes. Churches should be called upon, too. Those megachurches with ornate architecture and huge budgets? How about living up to your commission to help the poor? Bob:¬†You’re right. … Continue reading Give them an "F"

Today’s Church Building, What Would Jesus Do……

I got to thinking recently about what did Jesus teach us about where we were supposed to come together to worship God. As I have mentioned before there is actually almost nothing in the Bible about this topic. But I can take the many other words of Jesus and postulate what he would likely say if he had addressed this area. ¬†Here is what I … Continue reading Today’s Church Building, What Would Jesus Do……

I Don’t Care To Know Anything More About God….

The title to this post certainly sounds like an ultra pompous statement doesn’t it? ¬†But this is indeed what some Christians are saying when they cling to the “Sola Scriptura” doctrine. To say that God has nothing else to teach us besides what is contained the documents that were collected more than sixteen hundred years ago is depriving them of much needed help in living … Continue reading I Don’t Care To Know Anything More About God….

All I Know — And Then There is…

Let me bring up the same Lincoln quote that I used yesterday but this time for another purpose: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln I can say that more often than not this quote is applicable to people especially politicians. ¬†But one case where it is not true is with President Obama. … Continue reading All I Know — And Then There is…

Quotes – The Wisdom of Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln I haven’t put up a Lincoln quote in quite a while so here is one that interlaces with what Will Rogers also said. And it seems very appropriate to the current crop of presidential wanna-bes out there. The one who keeps his/her mouth shut long enough … Continue reading Quotes – The Wisdom of Lincoln

All I Know — Ignoring History…

source:¬†GOP ignores growth despite ’90s tax hikes ‚Äď USATODAY.com. As I have mentioned several times before I am a history buff and have been for more than fifty years now. ¬†So, I am a believer in the saying “Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it“. With that in mind here is a quote from the above article (click on the link above to … Continue reading All I Know — Ignoring History…

All I Know – Where Did Our Debt Come From??

Source: ¬†Golden decade is ending for defense industry, and stocks ‚Äď USATODAY.com. The article above is about how our defense budgets and prosperity of the our military contractors might be taking a hit in the coming years of apparent austerity (that is except for the richest of us). It mentions that military budgets might be trimmed as much as 10% in the coming years, especially … Continue reading All I Know – Where Did Our Debt Come From??

The Sounds of Silence…

It has been a while since I relayed any stories about my deafness so I thought I would present one here. One of my favorite singer/composers was Simon and Garfunkel from the 1960’s. I still have all their albums including perhaps my favorite song from them which was “The Sounds of Silence”. Little did I know back then that the title of this song would … Continue reading The Sounds of Silence…

Seniors Only — The Ever Diminishing Senior

I shrink a little more each day. I am among a rather small¬†percentage¬†of men who suffer from severe osteoporosis. That along with three compression fractures that were caused by falling on ice about eight years ago has caused me to lose more than three inches in height. But now it seems I am also losing muscle mass as well.¬†Here is an interesting article about that … Continue reading Seniors Only — The Ever Diminishing Senior

All I Know — How About a War Tax??

Source:¬†http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-war-tax-its-still-not-a-bad-idea/2011/08/11/gIQAfJLwHJ_story.html Anyone who has seen much of this blog, particularly the “All I Know” category knows that I am pretty much anti-war in all regards. So, when I ran across the above article it immediately caught my attention. ¬†Here are some words from the article. Click on the source above to see the whole thing. These days, one of them, Rep.¬†Jim McGovern¬†(D-Mass.), believes such a … Continue reading All I Know — How About a War Tax??

What We Read….

This post will be sort of a first review of the book entitled The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith. I say sort of because I will primarily be discussing something that the book brought to mind and not the book itself. The book is primarily about how many evangelicals have put the Bible into an impossible position by their very narrow¬†interpretations. It goes into … Continue reading What We Read….

Remaking Yourself in Your Senior Years…

The condition called midlife crisis is pretty well documented. That is where a person is beginning the second half of his life and realizes that things aren’t going as planned. The response to that sometimes is constructive but often is isn’t. When people throw off their¬†spouses, get a sports car, and look for babes (hunks, I guess for you ladies) to party with that is … Continue reading Remaking Yourself in Your Senior Years…

All I Know — Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich – NYTimes.com. Click on the above to see an op-ed piece by Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world. It clearly says something very different than the current Republican party mantra. If we could just send the same bunch of men to Washington for the good of the nation, and not for political reasons, we could have the … Continue reading All I Know — Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

Senior Aspirations…

Once a person reaches their senior years should all the aspirations have been completed?¬†First of all I guess I should make clear just which definition of the noun I am talking about. The aspiration I am talking about is: strong¬†desire,¬†longing,¬†or¬†aim;¬†ambition:¬†intellectual aspirations;¬†a¬†goal¬†or¬†objective¬†desired [Aspirating or taking a breath is something all of us need to do. To stop doing that is to literally stop living ūüôā ] … Continue reading Senior Aspirations…

All I Know — Vote Them All Out……

If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.¬† Woodrow Wilson I don’t talk much about one of my heroes and that is Woodrow Wilson. ¬†I find that so much of what he said nearly one hundred years ago applies just as easily to these times as to his. I guess that, and his great¬†empathy¬†for others and for … Continue reading All I Know — Vote Them All Out……

About Passions..

I know of people who think having a passion about something is a detriment. They say “why are you going overboard about this (or that)”? This topic can be applied across life’s spectrum but I will try to limit this post to those of us in our senior years. Let’s look at how the dictionary defines passion: pas¬∑sion‚Äā[¬†noun] 1.¬†any¬†powerful¬†or¬†compelling¬†emotion¬†or¬†feeling,¬†as¬†love¬†or hate. 2.¬†strong¬†amorous¬†feeling¬†or¬†desire;¬†love;¬†ardor. 3.¬†strong¬†sexual¬†desire;¬†lust. 4.¬†an¬†instance¬†or¬†experience¬†of¬†strong¬†love¬†or¬†sexual¬†desire. 5.¬†a¬†person¬†toward¬†whom¬†one¬†feels¬†strong¬†love¬†or¬†sexual¬†desire Although … Continue reading About Passions..

All I Know…Getting Back in the Saddle….

OK, this¬†mountainous¬†Canadian cold is finally¬†beginning¬†to loosen its grip on me so I will start my regular blogging again soon. There is so much that has happened since my hiatus it is hard to even try to figure out where to begin. ¬†I will be thinking about that in the coming few days and will begin building an advanced inventory of posts (I usually write a … Continue reading All I Know…Getting Back in the Saddle….