• Eroding our Fourth Amendment

    Because the government didn’t do its job and allowed a terrorist on a plane, it wants to erode our Fourth Amendment rights protecting us against unreasonable searches. Essentially it wishes to strip search us in the name of our own protection. I do apologize for the images that appear here. This, without sugar coating, is …[ read more ]

  • Happy Birthday, Debbie Greenwald

    So often the things of real value are under appreciated. I think the world needs to note the heavenly angel that is my friend Debbie. She never forgets things of importance. For example, this year I had to put down my sweet Cavalier King Charles spaniel. For Christmas, she found an ornament for my gift. …[ read more ]

  • Books Written Out of Fire

    Books written out of fire give me a great deal of pleasure. You get the sense that the world for these writers could not have continued if the book hadn’t been written. When you come across a book like that it is a privilege. -Hisham Matar, author (b. 1970)My friend Shelley sent me this quote, …[ read more ]

  • My Joseph’s Coat

    Sometimes I imagine myself in heaven pulling up a fluffy cloud, rolling up the sleeves of my hand knit, cashmere saint’s robe and having a heart to heart with an angel. In this scenario she will tell me all the times that Jesus intervened in my life, times I knew nothing about. I wonder how …[ read more ]

  • Did You Know? Ten facts about chocolate

    “Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation 1. The original name for hot chocolate was cacahuatl. Translated it was cocoa water. The Europeans did not like drinking anything named caca water. Would you? 2. Hershey produces 20-25 million kisses a day. 3. A single chocolate chip can provide …[ read more ]