Don’t Get Consumed….

Today is a weird day. It only comes once every four years. So, I thought I would put out a totally weird post that I have been holding on to for some time. It starts with a quote from a… Read More

The Politics of the 5%…

It seems popular now days to rally against the one-percent of the population in the U.S. that controls so much of our country’s wealth. I am one of the many who think the distribution of wealth has been… Read More

Where Are You John Sherman When We Need You???

  For those of you who aren’t up on your U.S. history lessons, John Sherman was the Congressman who about one hundred years ago introduced the first major piece of legislation to rein in corporate greed. The legislation… Read More

God’s Dwelling Place

Source: God’s Dwelling Place – QuakerQuaker. There is no such thing as a sense of integrity that acknowledges the measure of light I have within me while at the same time ignoring the corresponding light within my neighbor. As… Read More

A Point of Perspective….

Killing someone without government permission is wrong!!  I guess it is just a matter of how you look at things in the world. I ran across the statement above recently and was dumbstruck by it. But after thinking… Read More

Cracking the code: Why yuor barin can raed tihs

Source: The Body Odd – Cracking the code: Why yuor barin can raed tihs. For emaxlpe, it deson’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod aepapr, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer… Read More

Public workers’ time-buying perk costs states…

Source:  Public workers’ time-buying perk costs states – Here we go again with short-term gains with long-term consequences. It seems that public employees in twenty-one States can give their boss (meaning us taxpayers) pennys on the dollar… Read More

‘Star Wars’ universe getting a lot bigger…

‘Star Wars’ universe getting a lot bigger – I am a Star Wars junkie, I freely admit it. I find it fascinating to take a peak of a possible future scenario that doesn’t end with us polluting… Read More

Another Flash in the Pan….

I see the Republicans have yet another “front-runner”! This time it is Rick Santorum. This makes every one of the eight or so wannabes that has moved to the front of the pack. But when that happens they… Read More

Patience and Simplicity…

  I can’t imagine the patience it takes to make one of these stone walls found at the Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY and there are hundreds of feet of them there.

Book Review – Letters from a Skeptic

In my three year journey of studying current day Christian organizations I read many books that inspired me. So, in the coming weeks I will be re-blogging some of the posts from my blog at . I… Read More

If You Can’t Be Good….

If you can’t be good, be different. – April 29, 1928  Will Rogers Can any of us really be good for any extended period of time? I don’t think so. So, that leaves just one alternative; being different…. Read More

Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now?

Source:  Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now? – This is a fascinating article about a new material. The picture at the right says it all. It sits peacefully on top of a fluffy dandelion.  And proudly… Read More

Head In The Sand….

Most of my life I have prided myself of being aware of what is going on in the world. I often cite the words of Thomas Jefferson who said a democracy depends on an informed electorate.  But, much of… Read More

This Life or the Afterlife??

Source: This Life or the Afterlife – QuakerQuaker. I don’t spend much time worrying about where I will be after I die. Instead I try to spend my time just concentrating on the words of Jesus as found in… Read More

You Want To Be A What??

Source: Young Women Go Back to School Instead of Work – “Today young girls are told they can do anything, go into any occupation. But if boys express any interest in traditionally female occupations, they get teased and… Read More

States expand lucrative pensions to more jobs

Source: States expand lucrative pensions to more jobs – In Illinois, where highway maintenance workers earn up to $148,000 a year with overtime, early enhanced retirement can pay a $75,000-a-year pension at age 50 after 25 years on… Read More

Tolstoy and Christianity….

After watching the ending of a movie about Leo Tolstoy the other day I got interested in his life and writings. It surprised me to learn that he like Thomas Jefferson had written his own version of the… Read More

Many say ‘So What?’ to God, religion, atheism

Source:  Many say ‘So What?’ to God, religion, atheism – It is no secret that those who claim to be “religious” in the U.S. has been shrinking every decade for more than 50 years now. But in… Read More

The Line On a Man…. Or The Trouble with Newt…

If you want a line on a man, ask somebody that works with him. – March 17, 1933   Will Rogers I know Will said this about 80 years ago but I think he was just looking into… Read More

Peace Requires Strength and Conviction….

Source:  Three Queries on Peace – QuakerQuaker. The author of the post above is David Madden. Please click the source above to see the entire post.  There are not many words in the source post (I will likely… Read More

Cleaner Minds….

What we need is cleaner minds and dirtier fingernails. – February 28, 1928  Will Rogers This quote came to mind recently while I was reading an article on the USA Today website. As usual the comments at the… Read More

Future of Technology – Foldable electric car debuts in Europe

Source:  Future of Technology – Foldable electric car debuts in Europe. The concept is based on the electric CityCar created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, and commercialized by a consortium of automotive companies in the Basque… Read More

Military Giants…..

The U.S. lately seems to have fallen into the logic that a massive and overwhelming military is necessary to maintain our country’s security.  History has proven that logic faulty again and again but we seem unable to learn… Read More

The Happiness of Not Having Things….

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in… Read More