1/15/18 The Downside of Social Media

Let’s admit it. We all like it here. We like the Facebook world, where all our lives seem larger than they really are. We like the Twitterverse where we see how many followers we can amass. We like our Instagram followers. We like the endorphin release we get when we get lots of “likes” on…

1/14/18 Don’t You Judge Me

We hear that a lot from people. “Don’t be judging me!” They cry. Mostly, they cry from a guilty conscience. Busted, in other words. We get lectured by people who admonish us with Jesus’ words, “Judge not lest ye be judged.” He was referring to our hypocrisy in judging the sins of others while being…

1/9/18 Healthy Eating in a Gluten-Laden World

Gluten. It lurks like criminals out to do you harm. It invades like the flu virus, wasting your body and leaving it an empty hull. It’s like the 11-inch long ascaris roundworm parasites found in the digestive system of the recent North Korean soldier who defected under fire, or the hundreds of bullets his comrades…

12/31/17 Cold New Year’s Eve

It’s cold. It’s been colder, but it sure is cold now and bound to get even more so. As a rule, I like cold weather. While temperature is observable and recordable as a matter of fact, cold is relative. My Mississippi raising has conditioned me to use the word cold whenever the temperature drops below…

12/28/17 Militant Christian Vegans

O Lord, protect us from militant vegans. From time to time I am forced to write about this. Lots of folks are vegetarians; some of them are vegans. Lots of folks, from their perception of living a healthy lifestyle, or from pressures of their own conscience, are vegans. I am all for them and support…

12/27/17 Transparency in the New Year

We have heard the word transparency a lot for the last near decade. We mostly hear it from government upper-echelon apparatchiks. They spend a lot of air time trying to assure us of their transparency and desire for more. Their transparency, they tell us, is a sign of their dedication to the good of the…

12/13/17 No Moore, No Less

Probably the best gift that the voters of the State of Alabama could have given the GOP was the election of Doug Jones (D) to fill the Senate vacancy left by Jeff Sessions, who resigned to become US Attorney General. Roy Moore would have been an albatross, an injured one, a broken-winged one, or perhaps…