Blame Is Not A Solution

It seems that everyone is trying to put the blame on others for our current dark times.  The current Oval Office occupant (#CO3) says that he is blaming the media and calling them the enemy of the people because they are blaming him.  Republicans are blaming Democrats and the other way around.  Blaming is easy, solving the problems is the hard part. I am praying … Continue reading Blame Is Not A Solution

All Politics Is Local… Except It’s Not

I know the old saying that “all politics is local” but at least in my case it really isn’t.  Yeah, I know that the county commissioner in my small Indiana shut down the recycling center because he said it wasn’t making enough money.  Realizing that he was a very Red Republican I always suspected that there was another reason he really wasn’t telling us about. … Continue reading All Politics Is Local… Except It’s Not

The Fallacy of Consumer Driven Capitalism

The two major things that drive the US economy are personal consumption and military spending. With this post, I will try to convince you that is a basic problem for us as a country. It thwarts happiness and is a wasteful way to live a life. But the biggest problem is that for too many of us it is the ONLY thing driving our lives. … Continue reading The Fallacy of Consumer Driven Capitalism

What We Have Been Told To Do…

I am doing something a little different today; I am leading off with the words that inspired this post.  I can’t say it better so why not just show it to you up front. In the mid-1980s when the capitalist decided to change the rules of the game hardly any of us noticed it.  Up until that point, American capitalism was generally deemed a three-legged-stool. … Continue reading What We Have Been Told To Do…

Humanism And Jesus…

My conservative Evangelical friends would like me to believe that you can’t be a humanist and also be a follower of Jesus.  From what I have discovered in the last few months, that is categorically false. The two beliefs align very well with one another. Yes, there are differences in beliefs for different versions of humanism, but since there are over 39,000 versions of Christianity … Continue reading Humanism And Jesus…