Happy Birthday to my Incredible Wife, Gretchen!

Before I begin, I have to acknowledge today's date is April 16, 2023, yet my wife's birthday is April 15! So apologies are in order for being a tad late, though there have been many valid reasons and I actually have been working on this for awhile now. I've tried to do some unique things, …

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Dad’s Birthday, the Power of Positive Thinking & Some Perspectives Offered

Today was my late father’s birthday and I feel down. He’d be 84 today. Dad loved books and especially ones like Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. He and I disagreed on much, including this type of book. But in honor of his birthday, I reread this book and am going to write a few words on it. However, true to form, just because I read it in honor and memory of my father doesn’t mean I’m going to treat this with kid’s gloves.

An Asheville Vacation – Photos

Hi. We rarely get to take vacations and especially with my health disintegrating over the past year and a half especially, let alone the past four plus years, it's just very hard for me to travel. I mean physically painful. But we had a chance to take a few days and go somewhere and we …

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Republicans Can’t Be Christians — Sorry!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-like-jesus-disciples_us_583e48d7e4b04fcaa4d5bd72?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-like-jesus-disciples_us_583e48d7e4b04fcaa4d5bd72?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063   Oh, holy shit! If this doesn't discredit ALL CHRISTIANS in everyone's eyes, than what will? Trump a disciple of Jesus? Trump EVERY disciple of Jesus rolled into one? Are the Christians going totally insane now? At this point, with 81% of all white evangelicals having voted for Trump, it's obvious to me that …

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My Fifth WordPress Anniversary

WordPress was kind enough to notify me a few days ago, on the 20th, that it was my my fifth anniversary with them, blogging away the whole time. It's hard to believe. I had come over from Xanga, a blogging site I had been on since 2004 and one I loved desperately. It's just that …

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