Out of Ages Past

Something from last year that I thought deserved a rerun

A provoking quotes (11)

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. ~ Malcom Muggeridge   Please don't ask me how many times I've missed the point and had the lesson repeated.  A...

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"It is important to remember that amateurs built the Ark and it was the professionals that built the Titanic."                           ~ Dr. Ben Carson at Colorado Christian College Why is it that we continue to genuflect at the altar of the...

OSW: Jazz

One of my favorite classic jazz pieces.    My HS band played this piece but as we had no violins the violin solo was translated to flute and it was mine.

Lost in Transition

            It puzzles me, but when one came to us to correct  and instruct the misuse, misapplication and misunderstanding of the standards that had been set in place, did this repeal and replace or merely point to the proper uses, applications and...


The question is did the referees allow the score? An incredibly talented deer went on a late run into the penalty area in the middle of a youth soccer game, and picked up its first goal of the season with what appears to be a very slight flick...

Sunday Soothing: Romance

Wandering in warm swirls The heart lifts, soars in concert Beat slow dance of love   Swaying to music Sultry, silky sensuous Imagine sunshine  

Wistful Thinking

On gray autumn days Memory wanders To the wishful Lingers on the wistful If different paths were taken If other events had not happened Memories swirl like blowing leaves

The General sense of things

This qualifies as an Old Skool Wednesday two-fer, it also speaks to how I feel about how things are going.   Then again;  

Vinegar or Honey?

What makes some think that is if they do that attacking that mocking that denigrating will convince and if not convince give due consideration to your point of view? What is the point in bringing your understanding or...

Food for consideration

This parable was directed at the "religious people of the time, but have we learned from the example?  Or would we behave much the same if the messengers did not confirm or affirm the way we think? There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He...

Reality Whacked 'em upside their noggins

    Something many conservatives have been saying has finally filtered into the consciousness of the liberally inclined Brookings Institute.   They looked into that favorite trope of taxing the rich to achieve "income equality" and found to their...