Category Archives: Commentary

Harvey: Working together for the common good

I happened upon a list of 71 shelters opened in the Houston area, and the makeup of that list is remarkable to me. 27 churches, 22 schools, and 22 “other” (homeless/abuse shelters, VFW halls, Gallery Furniture, etc.)   From the … Continue reading

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TD/TS/Hurricane Harvey: To Evacuate or Not to Evacuate

I did not write this, and do not want to subject the friend who I’ve copied it from to any unwanted attention because of it. I do not know who the original author is, but extend to that person my … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Astronaut / Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins’ witness statement from the hearing on “The Space Leadership Preservation Act and the Need for Stability at NASA” in February of this year was short, to the point, and dead on. To whit: “I believe program cancellation decisions … Continue reading

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Free Enterprise Works – So Let It

Seeing a flurry of social media posts about the minimum wage got me to thinking that it really is a terrible idea to have a federally-mandated minimum wage at all. Companies should pay wages that are tied to an employee’s … Continue reading

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  After watching Jacquie Baly​ and Mustafa Tameez spar on the topic this morning (curiously without Chris Tritico​’s usual refereeing; didja oversleep, Chris?), I decided to go look at Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, “On Care for our Common Home”. There’s an … Continue reading

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A Few Words on the Word “Propitiation”

A fellow Christian asked me to share some thoughts on this somewhat unusual word.  I don’t know that I’ve ever heard it used outside of a Judeo-Christian context.  Since there are a few other readers of my ramblings here who are not … Continue reading

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