Scribbles & Bits 31: Isn't It Ironic?

When growing up the child chafes and quarrels with parental guidance! All the time resting in the protection and love provided Never seeing the worry and struggle the grown-ups endure to provide the shelter for their offspring! ...

A provoking thought

Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? But courage demands that we do the right thing!

How many Oath breakers?

The following is the start of the oath taken by any person who enters into service of the country.  The latter portion [after the semicolon] is tailored to the position of service entered into by the oath taker.  Part of the problem today, in my...

We Hold this document in high respect?

Or is it just lip-service not high regard! The Preamble to The Bill of Rights   Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.   ...

Scribbles & Bits 30: Acknowledging Friends

One of our number coined the term "Thriends" This was to signify all those here who have come to mean many things to each of us! Thoughts + Friends - oughtsf = Thriends There are those who open new things to me There are those who make...

On his 281st Birthday!

                   Today* is the birthday of George Washington.  It is right that we should honor the man for his gifts to us.  While he was not the most brilliant General ever and he was not the best most successful President ever.**  Though in...

Closing to the month honoring some forgotten history!

          The following is an excerpt from a sermon delivered by Martin Luther King jr February 28, 1954 entitled Rediscovering Lost Values.   In it he points to the inner values that have been ignored or trampled in our rush to the technological...

Sunday Soothing: Reassurance

  Just when life's portion is not to our notion Perhap it is just our focus it is not our small self that is the locus All around things of beauty greet it is just ours to seek!  

Sexy Tuesday: Winter Wolves

  In icy loneliness We cry longing to the spheres We sing our longing And cry out our fears!                                 Desire drives us on To Seeking, Hunting,...

Sunday Soothing: Hope, Comfort, Fortitude

Some songs that gave comfort and message to those in bondage can speak the same comfort and message to those in less obvious servitude. These songs also spoke of relief coming. They also could give direction and guidance. ...

This is SCARY!

I'm truly not comfortable thinking that some one somewhere with the resources needed could pick up a shed hair of mine and generate a likeness of me (albeit a younger picture) but that is where the DNA research and computer generated likenesses can...

Tiggers questions!

What Makes your blood boil over? Really, really, really try hard not to let go past a simmer. But stubborn stupidity comes awful close!   If you smoke, do you need to have 1 or 2 after sex? I smoke but sex?   Do you prefer to...

For His Children - Today we

Today we start 24 hours of reading through the New Testament We read for faces like this     Today we start praying through the 24 hours We pray for faces like this Today we're trying to raise support, interest and homes for...

Some Ignored Inconvient History

How many of us believe that it wasn't until the 1865 Constitutional Amendment that Blacks could vote and had to be restated in the Voting Rights Act of 1965?   Well free Blacks had been voting since the sometime in the 1700's.  Confirmation of this...

A few words from a great man

   This gentleman came up through great adversity and in main was self taught.  He had the integrity to investigate whether the claims being made against the Constitution at the time were indeed so and had the strength of character to publicly state...

Resolve these two

          There is a major disconnect in the stated aims of some of our fellow Americans.  They are highly suspicious of a large highly armed standing army on one hand.  On the other hand, they wish to disarm their fellow citizens.  To many to...

Scribbles & Bits 28: Ooops!

Could it be a case of be careful of what you ask for?  It just might be that!  We all have on occasion been backed into a corner where the only options violate all you deem right and good.  It is then that some cede the point and experience what can...

Why did the English language -

Lump into one all encompassing word Somethings so intricate, complex and bewildering As the many faces that we call love There is the selfless love that requests no return The Greeks gave it a name all its own Agapo There is the...