He’s the Messiah

Today is silent Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It can be overwhelming to reflect on what Jesus endured for us and our salvation. But to help us do that, I offer one of my (many) favorite songs from '80s metal band Bloodgood. https://youtu.be/Izy7UqN4uek At least we know the ending. Happy Easter, … Continue reading He’s the Messiah

Some of My Favorite Media Going Into 2022

At the end and beginning of the calendar year, bloggers like to do this thing where they list their favorite other blogs, or books, or authors, or musicians. Anything, really. They seem to think that other people will care about the bloggers' top selections of media content. And as these lists are so popular, I … Continue reading Some of My Favorite Media Going Into 2022

Meet Robert, the Self-made Woman

Robert I’d like you to meet Robert, a kind, brave, and handsome woman. She’s a co-worker of mine, and also a passionate and still undefeated competitor in ladies’ arm wrestling (I’m so proud of her!). If you are surprised to learn that Robert is a woman, then you are a victim (and perpetrator!) of gender … Continue reading Meet Robert, the Self-made Woman

The Caran d’Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen: A Review

This will be a first for this blog, but I'm going to review a pen. There are a number of pen and stationary review blogs out there, and the Caran d'Ache 849 is one of those pens that elicits attention, so I'm not going to be offering anything new. Still, I thought it would be … Continue reading The Caran d’Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen: A Review

Juneteenth: a New Federal Holiday for All Americans

U.S. 35-star flag, the flag in use in June 1865, though soon to be replaced by a 36 star flag on July 4. I never heard of Juneteenth until last year. I suspect that’s true for a lot of people. Now, congress and POTUS have made it an official federal holiday. Jonah Goldberg gives his … Continue reading Juneteenth: a New Federal Holiday for All Americans

The Unwoman: Demi Lovato Goes Non-binary … or Does She?

"Unsex me here." —Lady Macbeth Pop star Demi Lovato has recently announced that she no longer thinks of herself as a woman, but as non-binary, a term which she says "best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression, and allows me to feel most authentic to the person I both know I am … Continue reading The Unwoman: Demi Lovato Goes Non-binary … or Does She?

Trump v. Truth

One of the many things that makes America great is that we are able to conduct largescale elections effectively, with trustworthy results. Not all nations are so blessed. In many places, elections are followed by further unrest and contention, often violence, caused by mass doubt about whether the election was fair—and the doubt is often … Continue reading Trump v. Truth

It’s Bosses’ Day, Y’all!

Last Friday was Boss's Day … or is it Bosses' Day? I had a good back-and-forth with a coworker about the proper spelling. If you search the web, you'll find that almost everyone calls it Boss's Day. But I think that's rubbish. And since we're on the subject, is it Mothers Day, Mother's Day, or … Continue reading It’s Bosses’ Day, Y’all!

Truth Speaker

https://youtu.be/_Y-RvKA8PCo In the song "Poppin" rap artist Bizzle begins by saying "I went from truth seeker to truth speaker." This short line represents the important transition from one who has been looking for truth to one who, having found what he was looking for, is eager to help others find it too. It grabbed me … Continue reading Truth Speaker

Cosette was Delighted to be a Baroness

In Victor Hugo's most famous work, Les Misérables, there is a girl named Cosette. Her father left her mother before Cosette was born. And though Cosette's mother loved her dearly, they were separated when Cosette was very young, and Cosette was raised by a couple who treated her much like Cinderella's stepmother treated Cinderella. When … Continue reading Cosette was Delighted to be a Baroness