The List

For some time now I have been adding to a list of things to do that is ongoing in my head. I keep telling myself I will write them down because I will eventually forget, so at last, here is the list of things I will accomplish this year. They are in no particular order […]

Hidden Meanings Everywhere? Or Merely Thieves?

I was watching America Unearthed and as usual, some host was portraying hidden meanings in various structures.  Again, as usual, the hidden meaning was connected to the Free Masons.  It seems on every show these days every host claims some connection to the Free Masons or the Knights Templar.  It is really getting quite old. […]

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Sap is for Bears

I finally started reading the White Queen series by Phillipa Gregory.  I was quite enamoured with the television show White Queen when I watched it last year.  Of course I realized that the relationships, the drama, even the actors chosen to represent the historical figures were all nowhere near the originals of English history.  This […]

Love

Love is a vicious motivator. The Bible, specifically Corinthians 13: 4-7, would have you believe Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does […]

Be Noticed

The ability to stand out is a gift.  Even greater is knowing you have the ability and natural tendency to stand out.  Neither, however, compares to the knowledge of knowing when to stand out and when to sit down, shut up and pray to your maker that no one takes notice of your presence.

Neat Freaks Make the World a Messier Place

I know, I know, there are a lot of you neatnics out there.  I am not among your ranks.  Don’t get me wrong, I like to have everything in its place – that place is just usually in whatever stack or under whatever stack or pushed beside whatever stack of other things where I left […]

Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature

Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature (Not Less) In uniquely powerful ways, literary study prepares students for richly rewarding and meaningful lives. No other reading experience or learning activity duplicates this preparation. 1. Imagination: Reading literature cultivates the imagination. That’s one reason why tyrants and dictators hate literature, banning or strictly controlling it. […]

Indelible Marks

I wanted to write something funny today but then I realized I just wasn’t feeling very humorous today so I said screw it and went in a completely different direction.  The direction I headed was to a piece of paper, one of many actually, that contains nothing more than words and phrases I have found […]