Learning to Read – The Road to Freedom

OldBookby Anniel2/7/15
Today Is Under Construction – Thank you for your patience — English translated road construction sign on Tokyo street, ingrish.com  •  What is the proper age for a child to be taught to read? More » • (1797 views)

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Pete is Best

PeteBestby James Ray Deaton2/7/15
Back in the 1960’s when photographs and television were mostly small and black and white, and teenagers wore riveted bluejeans instead of droopy drawers, young people often asked one another a very important question: “Who is your favorite Beatle?” More » • (3233 views)

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Progressivism and the Seahawks’ Super Bowl Loss

Seahawks2by Jerry Richardson2/3/15
Why did the Seattle Seahawks lose the Super Bowl?  Everybody thinks they know the reason: Seattle’s Coach Pete Carroll did not call the play to give the ball to Marshawn Lynch—but with 20-20 hindsight that conclusion seems rather conveniently obvious. More » • (4659 views)

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Is Work Really a Curse?

HardWorkby Anniel2/3/15
The Reverend William Spooner, called upon to speak to a group of English agricultural students, meant to address them as “Noble Sons of Toil”, but he opened his mouth and began, “Dear Noble Tons of Soil.” One of these groups is really ignoble, but we do have both groups around today. More » • (1212 views)

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Little Girls and Old Ladies

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu2/2/15
This was my first trip outside Vienna since I’d arrived in Austria, to study German, some two months earlier. I chose to visit Salzburg because of its well known cultural heritage, plus it was Mozart’s birthplace. More » • (2650 views)

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When Trust is Not Appropriate

NuclearExplosionby Jerry Richardson2/1/15
When facing enemies who hate you and express explicit intent to destroy you, trust can easily become an unintended rendezvous with death.  Even the formula of Ronald Reagan, beloved by many Conservatives—“Trust but verify”—may not always be appropriate. More » • (3792 views)

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Good, Better, Best

PuzzlePieceby Anniel1/31/15
Many sermons have been given on the subject of doing what is good, what is better, and what is best in any given situation. For instance, many preachers will tell you that you should give to a charity as a good option, support the poor through their church as a better option More » • (985 views)

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Of Mallrats and Atheists: “Is That It?”

Mallratby Tim Jones1/31/15
Rejection of materialism by many atheists leads only to a different kind of materialism. Not the kind like a mallrat who obsessively prowls their walkways going from store to store always in search for the next ‘high’ they get from the next buy. More » • (1094 views)

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Pay As You Go

GasTaxby James Ray Deaton  1/31/15
In California the shortest route from the gas pump to the taxpayer’s wallet may soon include a government mandated GPS unit under the hood. California needs more money for it’s crumbling highways, roads and bridges and is considering new and diverse ways to (yet again) raise taxes. More » • (994 views)

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What Exactly Does the Race Industry Want from White America?

CivilRightsActby Patricia L. Dickson1/30/15
Nothing frustrates me more than for someone to rant on and on about something while never really specifying the desired outcome that he or she is seeking. Or for someone to imply that I somehow owe him something without specifically telling me what it is. More » • (897 views)

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Auschwitz and Symbolism

Auschwitzby Jerry Richardson1/29/15
This week (January 27th) was the 70th anniversary (January 27, 1945) of the allied liberation of the NAZI death-camp at Auschwitz—the primary facility used by the Nazis for systematically murdering millions of Jews during World War II. More » • (6619 views)

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America’s One True Religion

CultOfCelebrityby Jon N. Hall    1/25/15
“Tell old God that the last man you saw on earth was Quantrill.”  •  America is a Christian nation, or so some would like to believe. But, just as in Europe, traditional religion is losing its sway in America, and a substitute religion is taking hold. More » • (1779 views)

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