Occasionally from time to time you will have the opportunity to hear my opinionated stances on things, though I most often try to stay relatively neutral. For instance, I love the band Metallica’s earlier thrash metal work, but can’t stand St. Anger. I love most types of pizza, but can’t stand barbeque pizza. And I […]
On New Years Eve 2019 (a week ago) we did a 12-month reading and I heard the Def Leppard lyric to the song “Rock of Ages” off the Pyromania album: “Rise up gather round // Rock this place to the ground // Burning up let’s go for broke // Watch the night go up in […]
Yesterday I really fine for most of the day. When I kissed my wife goodbye I had no clue anything was going go amiss. Little did I know. The first sign something was wrong was when I began experiencing gastrointestinal distress (though that was nothing new) around 1 PM. My next clue when when I […]
Last night I began teaching myself InkScape (again). This is the best and most well-known free and open-source alternative to Adobe Illustrator. I’ve tried to learn InkScape before, but the tutorials never seem to work, or are incomplete — not step by step for an absolute newbie — and often don’t include the very fundamental […]
As we wait the final midterm election results today, let us reflect on Jesus’ message of not condemning your neighbors — not even the ones you intensely dislike or hate — but instead, loving them, caring for them if it is in your power, and most of all, praying for their wellness and that Holy Spirit will guide their decisions with Love.
Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry talks about all this and more and how we can heal the Church and the World with the Power of Love (and his book of the same name) and Reclaiming Jesus on this A1 podcast from Troy Public Radio.
I was chatting with a good friend of mine from Oregon today when I learned she had been experiencing pain due to chronic illness. She was having back issues and said she is now walking with a cane. This is friend is very spiritual herself and knows the power of prayer. Yet, she has not […]
One day a truth seeker found herself in a very stressful situation. Having over-analyzed all the world religions and philosophies searching for what is real in a sea of myth and fairy tales, she eventually came the the conclusion that all of it was hogwash. Yet she felt that there must be a god out […]