Monthly Archives: January 2014


Getting to the Core

ToTheCoreby Deana Chadwell    1/31/14
It’s a little odd that as a veteran high school teacher I’ve put off writing about this. Teaching is in my blood – sort of a congenital reflex; I learn something new and immediately start imagining how I would present that in a classroom. Teaching is my passion, but the state of American education today is so painful that I’m glad I’m out of it. Our district teachers have one foot out the strike door; More » • (2647 views)

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C.S. Lewis: A Faith Observed

cslewisby Glenn Fairman   1/30/14
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” –C.S. Lewis  •  On November 22, 1963, America was shaken to its foundations by the murder of a young and virile President at the apex of our nation’s power. But lost in that maelstrom of mourning were the passing of two wildly influential men: the writers Aldous Huxley and Clive Staples Lewis. More » • (1495 views)

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Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Trying to Crush a Small Jewish Organization?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/29/14
It seems as if certain purported civil-rights activists think homosexuals are like some organized-crime groups: you can join the gang, but the only way you can leave is feet first. More » • (1072 views)

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A Few Thoughts about Libertarianism

atlas shruggedby Glenn Fairman   1/29/14
By virtue of its very definition, libertarianism has what they refer to in political philosophy as a neutral or attenuated vision of the public Good; or more fully, an understanding that the Right stands prior to the Good. More » • (2979 views)

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The Nazarene and the Prophet

ChristVsby Glenn Fairman   2/2/14
It should not seem surprising that as the curtain begins to close on the History of Men, that two great universal systems of apprehending the Divine have commanded center stage: Christianity and Islam. More » • (1965 views)

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Book review: Gulp by Mary Roach

Gulpby Timothy Lane   1/27/14
Mary Roach has written a number of books dealing with odd forms of scientific research. Her latest presents a series of adventures in gastroenterological studies. More » • (3185 views)

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Thanatopsis

by William Cullen Bryant   1821

To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language; for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile More » • (1150 views)

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Who is Obama?

BigBrotherby Steve Lancaster   1/26/14
The United States is in the middle of one of the forty year cycles of scrutiny of core values. This examination is often prompted by economic crisis, and the credit meltdown of 2008/09 was certainly that. More » • (2225 views)

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God’s “Silence”

freewillby Glenn Fairman   1/25/14
Earlier today, a man on Facebook queried me as to why the Creator would allow evil to occur, if he is as good as we deem Him to be. If the great panorama of: wars, murders, thefts, rapes, and the entire host of human-manufactured horrors, both great and small, occur under the watchful eye of a loving God More » • (3509 views)

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Politics as Envy

envyby Glenn Fairman   1/25/14
It could well be that the most ugly and malignant trait we humans manifest is envy, and who can fully know the wicked ends brought about by the cancer of the covetous heart? One is jealous of one’s own but envy settles its lustful eyes on the possessions or the attributes of others. More » • (1143 views)

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Bean Jack and Seven Princesses

by Deana Chadwell    1/24/14

Disney
didn’t tell the whole truth;
the seven princesses may not
have lived so happily
after all. More » • (838 views)

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Five Immutable Realities

FiveImmutableby Deana Chadwell    1/24/14
We really shouldn’t have to remind ourselves of that which is real and true, but we seem to be losing sight of all veracity. Technology makes it easy to pretend, to make up a preferred world, a virtual world where we can vote away poverty and war, self-discipline and work, morality and consequences. More » • (1065 views)

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