As we begin a new year, I thought I’d write about a few things to remember about the last, some good, and some not-so-good. On the national news scene, the ongoing soap opera that is the Trump presidency continued and still continues. Years ago, I said that George W. Bush was the worst President of […]Read more "Bye, Bye 2019, Hello 2020"
I, for one, am very happy that this Select Committee has been created. To the Republicans and Trump supporters who complain that this will be a partisan investigation, the answer is, “you had your chance”. The earlier effort to create a non-partisan commission to look into the events of January 6, 2021 were strongly supported […]Read more "House Select Committee on the January 6th attack on the U.S. Congress"
I’m writing this today to strongly encourage anybody out here who’s “vaccine hesitant” to please get a COVID-19 vaccine. A discouraging piece of news, yesterday, was that the number of vaccines administered in the U.S. last week actually fell compared to the previous week. All of us are “sick and tired” of dealing with the […]Read more "Get the Vaccine, Please!"
SUPREME BEING? MY EVOLVING THOUGHTS ABOUT OF GOD AND RELIGION Why do I exist? What is my place and humankind’s place in the universe? What, exactly, is the universe, and how did it come into existence? What does death mean? These are all questions that have been asked by many people, over many years, and […]Read more "This is surely the longest post I’ve ever submitted. I’ve previously written many of the things I say here, in bits and pieces, but this puts it all together, at least for now. Thank you, in advance, to any who have the patience to read it."
This is my first post in quit a while. The reason was that I had an 11 day hospital stay at the beginning of February for a severe lung infection, that required chest tubes, broad spectrum IV antibiotics, etc. I had wonderful care by terrific doctors and nurses, and have been home for 2 1/2 […]Read more "A Long Time Coming"
Today, January 18, 2021, is just two days before the end of Donald Trump’s Presidency, and the beginning of Joe Biden’s, and nobody could be happier than me about that fact. One thing about the election that has to be reckoned with, though, is that 74 million people did vote for Trump (even though 7 […]Read more "Donald who?"
The word for Donald Trump’s actions over the past week, especially on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, is “sedition”, defined as “incitement to rebel against the authority the state”. What else could it be, when Trump told his cheering crowd to march to the U.S. Capitol Building, and prevent the U.S. Congress from giving the final […]Read more "Donald Trump Impeachment Number Two?"
I’m sure I’m one of many who said “Goodbye, and good riddance” to 2020, and welcome the New Year with hope, at least. 2020 was a bad year for pretty much everyone, largely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but especially so for me and my wife, with the loss of our daughter (which I won’t […]Read more "Greeting a New Year, happily!"
Since my wife and I are still in the same stay-at-home situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awaiting the vaccine, one of the activities that’s helped my the most to avoid going stir-crazy is reading, which I’ve done more of over the last year than ever. I usually like to vary the type of books […]Read more "A year end book report"
A couple of days ago, the Supreme Court issued a ruling nullifying New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order forbidding large gatherings at religious sites in highest COVID-19 risk areas. I’m not surprised at the ruling, given its new makeup, especially with Justice Barrett’s confirmation. I don’t agree with it, in overriding the order whose purpose […]Read more "The New Supreme Court and Religious Liberty"
I’ve always said that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think this is because it’s just a wonderful time to get together for a great meal with many family members and friends, with no religion involved (a very important part, for me). Of course, this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, things are very different. Our […]Read more "Thanksgiving"