But then, maybe they had “pro-choice” abolitionists in 1860 too.This may be one of those moments when passion overcomes prudence, as I cannot remain silent in the face of such seduction. This may be one of those moments when passion overcomes prudence, as I cannot remain silent in the face of such seduction. We have … Continue reading The Right to Choose…What?
Friends, Today, January 23rd, is National Reading Day. Reading is something many of us take for granted, but after hearing my wife share about her own experience of learning to read English, I asked permission to share her story on my blog. I hope you find it encouraging as well. ***************************************************************** The Summer I Learned … Continue reading The Summer I Learned to Read
Apparently, in an effort to be more gender- and deity-inclusive, House Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri ended the opening prayer of 117th Congress this past Sunday with “Amen and a-woman.” I guess he forgot to say, “a-person.” Was he making a joke? Nobody is laughing. To make matters even more confusing, Rep. Cleaver is … Continue reading Amen to That!
It’s that time of year to unpack from storage that word we only seem to use in January. You know what I am talking about - Resolutions. One could argue that human nature being what it is, that the annual practice of making New Year’s Resolutions is but an exercise in futility. Eventually, we all … Continue reading A Resolution of Words for 2021
Unless you own stock in face masks, hand sanitizers, and ZOOM, you probably cannot wait for 2021 to arrive. Such anticipation carries with it the hopes of a vaccine and life returning to normal. Though I suspect the new normal will only be a state of constant change. The negative consequences of this pandemic have … Continue reading Safe at Home – Part 2
I am a man blessed. When I stop and count my blessings, it takes a while. A wife, children, and grandchildren I adore, Having had a deeply satisfying career,Being born Southern, Currently having reasonably good health,Having a golf game that’s not too embarrassing, A retirement filled with joy and laughter, Of course, most of all, a God … Continue reading The Blessing of Old Friends
Few people know that I have a talent for packing and loading. It reflects years of experience in moving household goods. Four times I coordinated our family’s move from one home to another, countless times I moved my five children to and from college, and numerous times I moved my adult children into and … Continue reading The Humbling of a Packer Extraordinaire
I can say NO to Brussel sprouts, chicken livers, and Gummy Worms. That doesn’t require much discipline or willpower. I can say NO to robocalls and any calls that CallerID identifies as “Unknown.” I can say NO to cutting the grass in the 98 degree sauna-like heat of a Georgia summer. I don’t … Continue reading Things I Can’t Say No To
We are days away from the November 3rd, 2020 Presidential election. One thing is certain, come November 4th, given the polarized state of the political atmosphere, it will be a day of hooray for some and dismay for others. Equal shouts of celebratory cheers and mournful jeers will no doubt fill the air. One can … Continue reading The Elephant, The Donkey or The Lamb?
Today, September 29th is National Coffee Day. Seizing the moment, Dunkin’ Donuts has also declared it National Dunkin’ Day. I guess they hope you will be dunking their donuts when you drink your favorite cup of Joe. If I were a conspiracy theorist, celebrating a National Coffee Day sounds like Maxwell House, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ … Continue reading Coffee and Deprivation