Total Eclipse

I now understand why many people have religious experiences during a total solar eclipse. My almost-five son and I trekked up to the Tennessee/North Carolina border, camped in the Tellico River area. Plan “A” was to watch in a wonderful spot known as Whigg Meadow. After seeing the enormous crowds and multitudes of cars parked […]

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The Times They Are a-Changin’

Twenty nine years ago today, I became a father of a wonderful daughter. Thirty nine years ago today, I was finishing up my second day at U.S. Air Force Basic Training. Fast forward, my son is now four years old, the same age I was when Bob Dylan released The Times They Are a-Changin’. Times are still […]

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We are all in this together

Love is the willingness to see that we are all in this together. When we decide to come from a place of love, our vision of others expands. Instead of seeing our differences, we see connections. Instead of spending our energies on opposing each other, we have the strength and courage to find compromises and […]

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What happens to energy?

Our sun and source of all almost all of our energyWe learn in physics that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed – aka the First Law of Thermodynamics. Of course, matter can be converted to energy, as a tiny, tiny bit of matter gets destroyed in the fusion reactions happening inside our sun, with a huge resulting release of energy. Hence, life can exist on our planet 93 million miles away.

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Must be hard to be conservative…

Family history of being on the losing side of issuesIt may be hard to *seem* genuine when I am smiling at the arc of the universe continuing to bend toward justice, but I do stop for a moment to reflect on how hard it is for conservative people when their beliefs and sense of right and wrong is challenged as it has been these past few days.

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“…whether explicable or not…”

The World Health Organization has a really neat definition of Traditional medicine: Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of […]

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“Identity Theft”

It is truly amazing that we now have a crime that is referred to as  “identity theft.” Impersonation is a very old scam,  but the ridiculous way we now “identify” people had led to this current problem. I am among those included in the latest breach of data from Anthem  (Blue Cross / Blue Shield […]

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What is worth posting?

Anyone who blogs should ask this question frequently. What is worth a reader’s time? The answer is found more in how the post is written, rather than in the subject matter. A well-written post on a mundane matter is better than a poorly-written post on an interesting topic. So, I have this fabulous trip to […]

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Following directions

Seems to be a lot of “following directions” lately. Lots of reading, making checklists, and asking for help as needed. Evaluations for Contextual Education. Getting started in the Ministerial Fellowship process. A round of antibiotics for my son. All necessary parts of the blessings of my life, and a great opportunities for spiritual growth. Also […]

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