Count Your Blessings

So, do you have plans for Thanksgiving?  Perhaps travelling to be with family or having family travel to be with you.  Regardless of your plans, health authorities are cautioning us to be careful this year.  We are told that we should limit the size of family gatherings, and of course we need to maintain the sanctity of the…

A pet person

I recently read that a few years ago the Russian parliament passed a bill making it specifically illegal for people to eat their pets. Now if you stop and think this one through, you’d realize that the only reason that this legislation would have happened was this had to have been a problem.  I mean if…

Wholesome speech

We are told that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and I was guilty of doing just that.  Last week I saw an older man, by older I mean older than me, and he was well groomed and well dressed.  I immediately thought of him as a gentleman but then he opened his…

The Scandal of History

I call it: The scandal of history.  And society is struggling with that scandal today.  People are convinced that if they had done it, that they’d have done it right, or at least better.  They truly believe that with them in charge there would have been no abuses and they wouldn’t have made any mistakes. Because they believe…

Terminal

I found out the other day that I have less than a year to live.  It was quite a shock when I found out.  It wasn’t my doctor who told me but an article that I read.   The thesis was that when you subtract the time sleeping, working, tending to personal matters, hygiene, odd chores, medical matters,…