“10 things about Christianity that Jesus would not be happy about if he returned” was posted on Facebook by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 14 at 9:51 AM. It was written by Jim Palmer* (JP). I found the post quite troubling and felt a need to explain what bothers me about it. My comments (JSK) on each of … Continue reading A Reply to “10 things about Christianity…”
Virtually every morning a couple of ladies scour the beach near us looking for beach glass. They love to collect it. Many people in the Great Lakes region like beach glass. Much of it is extremely beautiful. Some is even made into jewelry. Of course we have beach glass largely because some people smash bottles. … Continue reading Beach Glass
Cars are safer and more efficient, more people have cars, phones are better, people live longer, information about everything is much easier to get, shopping is easier, farming has become more efficient, food is safer and easier to buy, air-conditioning is much more common, microwaves make cooking easier, there are more people, photography is easier … Continue reading How has the country changed during my lifetime?
A young man is walking the beach in San Diego wondering what he should say to his girlfriend. As he walks he is gazing at the Pacific Ocean and thinking about how beautiful Hawaii must be. His girlfriend would love to go there. Since he is not paying much attention to where he is stepping, … Continue reading Secrets to a happy relationship
A couple of years ago we were in Australia where a local explained their voting process. At the end of his lengthy explanation he said that he may not have not gotten all the details right, and that no one understands how it all works. I imagine someone must understand it, but the more I … Continue reading Problems with Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)
From the start something never seemed right about the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the things that were done are outlined below. They make little sense unless defeating the virus was not the real goal. Everything does make perfect sense if the goal was to accomplish something else. The virus apparently first appeared … Continue reading The Great Panicdemic of 2020
“Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” In accordance with the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, we, the people of the United States, do hereby petition the three branches of government of these … Continue reading A Petition for Redress of Grievances
Was the generation that survived the depression and won World War II the greatest generation? They certainly rose to the challenges of their times and were great, but were they truly greater than the generations who left the Old World for the undeveloped New World, won independence, or preserved the Union? Were these generations motivated … Continue reading Greatest Generation?
Every law passed by the US Congress for the last 100 years may be null and void Congress is a mess and we all know it. Much of the blame for the vast bureaucratic “swamp” in Washington falls on Congress. What no one agrees on is whether Congress can be fixed. If an attempt … Continue reading A Return to a Constitutional House of Representatives
Once I thought that big cities, like Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, Oakland, and Milwaukee, were run by people who really wanted to have great cities with balanced budgets, safe streets, and booming economies. I thought that their desire to tax heavily and spend more than they took in was intended somehow to support those goals, but … Continue reading Big City Suicide and Rebirth