The Gift of Encouragement

It is wonderful that these young men have the reward for good behavior behind bars of the opportunity to travel for competing in HS basketball.  But it is hard when there is no one to cheer for a well played game.  Those in prison with them are not...

It is a puzzlement

As we go through life We all want to be normal and fear we are not   Scurrying around Wondering what is gone wrong Weirdly a relief   When society says See doctors there are pills for your strangenesses   You no...

The Courage Needed

     “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold        us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”        ―  Dietrich Bonhoeffer   When faced with something that one of the paths it can lead to a...

It can't happen here

In the early 20th century there was an organization that had as its name "State Main Security Office" and its job was to protect the country from subversives and others that might pose a threat to the peace and security of the citizens.  Its methods...

Wishful thinking?

This explanation is given by a gentleman (Daniel Akbari) considered to be a leading scholar/lawyer under the Sharia legal system in Iran. It is in response to the question; "Is there such a thing as moderate Islam?" “These people…deceive...

Once before?

Once there was a country whose ruler listened to advice of hatred to a non-conforming group living scattered throughout his realm.  After listening to this one point of view the ruler consented to the proposal to do away with these people.  Word of...

Together Tuesday

She:  You stir my senses He:    You intrigue my heart She:  I wish to investigate what pleases you He:   I wish to find and know what warms your heart She:  What give you joy is a joy to do He:   What keeps your interest is worthy to...

The Convincing Argument

One day before the formal signing of the Declaration of Independence on the second of August 1776 and nine days before word of our intent to declare our independence Samuel Adams rose before the Continental Congress to encourage all the...

Sunday Soothing: Confidence

In my rebelion  I lose sight of the love That surrounds me For if I just look to see There is one before me Providing guidance setting the standards And right by my side stands one Ready and eager to pick me up when I fall ...

If you didn't know

you might take at face value as truth that bit of revisionism recently voiced by our President.  “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”           Well if you don't examine the history you might think that the...

Witnessed History

The laker SS Arthur M. Anderson is currently stuck in Lake Erie ice too thick for the Coast Guard Icebreaker alone to break loose and is currently awaiting the arrival of a Canadian Icebreaker to make a team effort to free the Anderson from the 6 feet...

Crisis in Political Correctness

            It could be called delusional as it must needs do two things, deny that sincerely held beliefs are highly motivational and that the words spoken by the leaders with those beliefs do not really mean what they say.  Such was the case before...

ST: A Question

In the United States, male fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of honest services via male.   This being so if the partner for the evening does not live up to specifications advertised could that be "male fraud"?

Now it can be told?

Two questions come to mind after hearing about Operation Avarice that was run between 2005 and 2006.  They are:            1. How long did it take to build up this supply that was purchased?           2. Once it was ended why was it not made...

The Other Sue's Quotes (38)

Who knew that thoughts.com could be analogous to baseball?  Well this quote from the "Old Perfessor" 'Casey' Stengel puts that blank to rest! "The team has come along slow but fast."

Random Acts

This past week (February 8-15) had been designated as the Week of Random Acts of Kindness.  Did any participate in making the world around us a little kinder, nicer and happier? It could have been leaving the cost of a soda pop taped to the machine...

Requesting an answer

Across the spectrum Varigated Activists Lucidly Evoking Nuanced Tales Infinitely Narrated Eagerly or Valiant          Adventurers  Laughingly   Evincing        Naughty        Teasing          ...