In the Eyes of the Beholder

It is interesting to note how we see things so differently.  Our world view has a profound effect upon how we interpret events, even to the point of describing an object black on some occasions and other times seeing it as white. The recent controversy over the sexual assault charges against Joe Biden is a […]

Throw Up Your Hands

On the day after Christmas I gathered with about twenty other senior citizens for our weekly forum. It is an eclectic group of men ranging in age from 55 to 90-plus. Subjects for discussion are wide ranging, and occasionally we venture into the hot topic of current politics. Both liberal and conservative viewpoints are represented, […]

The Real War

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness.”  This is a long post, but I believe it is an important one.  I hope you will take time to read it. As a young man I was taught by my parents and my church to […]

Sexual Violence: A Sad Statistic

This is a follow-up to my recent post regarding two liberal-progressive thinkers.  A granddaughter inspired that original post by sending me extracts from the writings of Margaret Hagerman and Noah Trevor.  Following my post, my granddaughter and I had a few more exchanges.  She was somewhat surprised at my reaction to Noah Trevor’s article and […]

Two Progressive Thinkers, A Critique

  Some months ago a dear granddaughter sent me two articles written by authors with liberal/progressive viewpoints.  My granddaughter herself has a generally liberal outlook on social issues, and I am certain that she considers me to be a well meaning but somewhat misguided conservative. One of these writers was Margaret Hagerman, a sociology professor […]

Civil Discourse

The war between left and right on social issues is fascinating to behold.  The debate sometimes descends to ridiculous absurdities as each side attempts to win its point. There are vast areas of disagreement, and the contention is often fierce.  The debaters, especially those cloaked in anonymity, do not hesitate to use lies, calumny, and […]