More Lamentations of Greatness

The following text is one of my favorites because it speaks directly on how we as individuals and as a nation might live fully into our humanity.  It comes from Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 through 46 in the New Revised Standard Version which I copied from http://www.biblegateway.com.  Take a minute and read these words … Continue reading More Lamentations of Greatness

Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…

Welcome to the last chapter of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire.  In a sense, we have been moving toward this and it is realized with the election of the 45th President.  We now move toward irrelevance in the world in a weird, cruel, and embarrassing denouement.  I know it sounds strange, but … Continue reading Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…

Independence Day? Epilogue

Independence Day? Epilogue Yesterday, I posted about the July 4th holiday.  In my middle age, I have lost the naiveté of my youth and along with it some of my optimism.  I lamented the hypocrisy of our celebrations of independence in that this “independence” should be counted as a political distinction and not an individual … Continue reading Independence Day? Epilogue

Independence Day?

Independence Day? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” Thomas Jefferson - 1776 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land … Continue reading Independence Day?

Tales of a Cold Warrior – Neurosis in the 70’s

Schieße nicht! Ich kenne Geheimnisse! Or Don’t Shoot! I know Secrets!             I joined the Army right out of high school, and my knowledge of the Army at that time consisted of what I had learned in history classes at Boyd County High School and the war movies I watched on TV.  Oh, and there … Continue reading Tales of a Cold Warrior – Neurosis in the 70’s