John Boehner: ‘I did everything possible’

Source:  John Boehner: ‘I did everything possible’ – I want to start this post out with a quote from my favorite epistle in the Bible and that is the Book of James My dear brothers and sisters,… Read More


  Last week I used a Will Rogers quote to basically say that if you are satisfied you are successful. But just what is satisfaction?  The first thought I had was the Rolling Stones song, “I can’t get… Read More

Across The Great Divide….

Sanity, Insanity..

Forming a New Government….

Greek Leaders Reach Deal to Form a New Government – This post is not so much about Greece’s problems than it is about forming a new government. Greece, like so many countries before it, is in the… Read More

More Words from James, The Brother Of Jesus

  Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look… Read More

Religious Malevolence…

It greatly saddens me to see the degree of religious malevolence in the world today. I am particularly saddened by the Christian variety; Jesus taught us otherwise. I need to go no further than my Facebook page to see a… Read More

We Can’t Possibly Take a 10% Cut In Our Military!!

The title of the post is coming out of the mouths of many of our military people since the super committee, like the rest of congress,  couldn’t seem to agree with each other on anything. That means across… Read More

Right Brain Screaming.

I have brought up a new blog at . This one will be used to flex my creative muscle. As I mentioned before my right brain which controls creativity has not had much exercise in my life. Being… Read More

Woodrow Wilson Quote

A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible. —Woodrow Wilson 1919 The only difference between then and now is that the group… Read More

Embracing Change….

Yes, even we seniors should embrace most changes in our lives. For one thing it keeps our times on earth interesting. For another it keeps us out of potentially harmful ruts we tend to get into. Change seems… Read More

Where everybody who does their fair share gets a fair shake…..

Talk about mottos this one sounds like it  should take its place beside A chicken in every pot and two cars in every garage”.  That one was from the Hoover campaign of 1928. You remember that one; it was… Read More

So Much for Peaceful Demonstrations…

  Is the first amendment dead except for those who control the money?? Here is a new definitions of the Golden Rule “Those who have the gold make the rules”. Sad, Sad….

Pleasant Hill Attic…

I have taken this picture probably a dozen times over the last twenty years. It represents an almost perfect symmetry to me.

James, The Brother Of Jesus….About Heavenly Wisdom and Humility

Here is another post on the words of James, the brother of Jesus. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. … Read More

Money & Women….

  Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have. -May 20, 1934  Will Rogers Oh Will you sage from the past!! But I guess the mystery of… Read More

I Was For It Before I Was Against It

Source:  Cain: God persuaded me to run for president – Looking at the source article you might be expecting me to talk about how God is involved in politics but I won’t go there. God has much… Read More

Its Probably a Good Thing….

It looks like the super committee is, like the rest of congress, is in a partisan gridlock. As the cartoon to the right portrays the Republicans have taken a pledge to not put any additional taxes on their super rich… Read More

Frozen Turkeys

I kind of doubt it……Will freezer burn ruin the country instead??

There is Beauty in Everything…

Some prefer to call this a weed but there is beauty in everything around us. I found this beauty against a stone wall while visiting Pleasant Hill Shaker Village last week.

The Definition of Success….

  “When you are satisfied, you are successful. For that’s all there is to success is satisfaction.”  July 29, 1928 Will Rogers I recently visited a place I have been to on about five other visits. I can’t… Read More

Leaves of Fall…

10 great places to experience the simple life –

Source:  10 great places to experience the simple life – It’s not uncommon at Shaker Village to see a pair of oxen laboring in the field or a blacksmith in period clothing shoeing a horse. It’s a… Read More

Book of James….

According to most Biblical historians the Book of James is one of the earliest letters/epistles written. It is believed to have been written by the brother of Jesus in the year 45AD or so.  James was one of… Read More

Bearing our Burdens for Others….

“The Bible speaks with remarkable frequency of ‘bearing.’ It is capable of expressing the whole work of Jesus Christ in this one word… Therefore, the Bible can also characterize the whole life of the Christian as bearing the… Read More

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder…

This is the official kickoff of a new category for me so I thought I would delve into the origin of the title. Here is what I found: Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder This saying… Read More