December 17, 2018

We get treated to traditional Christmas symbols and customs every December:
- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas":  A story of Congress
- "Frosty the Snowman":  A Tale of Climate Change - Old thumpity-thump- thump gets melted by carbon gas emissions
- "Miracle on 34th Str...

October 26, 2018

It's midterm election time.  And we're all getting played - Democrat, Republican, whatever your  persuasion.  A force is at work which turns political discussion into demonstrations of rage and irrationality..  It's like never before.  Perhaps the only such force seen...

October 12, 2018

I really wish I could take credit for this story, but it's not original:  

Harry, who was a football star at his high school before he graduated, was looking for a job, any job, and hit on the idea that he might be able to work in the zoo, feeding the animals.  When he...

July 16, 2018

"I tell it like it is!"

I've heard a lot of people use this statement.  And I really don't like it.

No, you don't "tell it like it is."   You tell it like your own opinion.  You tell it like you think it is.  You tell it like you see it.  But you are not omniscient - al...

June 4, 2018

In the movie Chariots of Fire, we get to see events in the life of Eric Liddell, Olympic runner from Scotland - "The Flying Scotsman" - and his race to the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.  Liddell was the son of missionary parents in China and returned to his native Scotl...

April 26, 2018

Since October of 2015, I have been appointed jointly to Fairchance Free Methodist Church (FFMC) and Uniontown Free Methodist Church (UFMC).  As of July 1, I will be full-time at UFMC.  This is a bold step, as UFMC will not be able to fully compensate for the difference...

March 21, 2018

The end of a great epoch in the history of the Christian Church has come in the passing of Billy Graham.  

I've missed him in the years since his 2005 Crusade in Flushing Meadows in New York, where the 1964-65 New York World's Fair - see my last couple of blog entries -...

February 22, 2018

I have another World's Fair memory.  One of the attractions at the fair was the Sinclair Oil Dinoland.  As Sinclair Oil's webpage describes it:

"For its 1964-65 New York World's Fair exhibit, Sinclair recreated the Mesozoic Era with nine life-size fiberglass dinosa...