Times that Try Our Souls

When the young American Revolution was nigh unto coming undone, Philosopher and Scholar Thomas Paine wrote a series of 16 pamphlets, written in common language, to bolster the sagging morale of the Colonists. Often known as, The American Crisis, or simply, The Crisis, there are 16 pamphlets in total. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, …

The Power of Storytelling

Until I came to know the Lord and went to college, I was never a serious student.  My elementary, middle school (Jr. High when I was a boy), and high school academic effort and achievement were doubtless below average and just enough to get to the next grade level.  I did not like school… at …

To Love Somebody

"To Love Somebody" is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb.  Barry was the lead singer for a group known as the Bee Gees and the song was released by the Bee Gees from their international debut album, Bee Gees 1st, in 1967.  The song was not an immediate smash hit although it did rise to #17 on the Charts …

Dog Vomit

I just read that dog ownership is up to about 68 percent in American homes.  It is a sharp increase in the last few years from somewhere in the mid-fifties.  Dog people are gaining; cat people are in the increasing minority.  The war, I am sure will continue. What is it about dogs that so …

Is Your Life Trivial?

Years ago, a game came out called “Trivial Pursuit”. Wikipedia Says, “Trivial Pursuit is a board game from Canada in which winning is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions (hence 'Trivial things').  The game was created on December 15, 1979 in Montreal in Quebec, by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor …