Babel of the Tower

August 2020             And it came to pass that the inhabitants of the earth decided to build a tower in order to make a name for themselves. The Lord came down to see the tower, which the sons of men had built.              And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all haveContinue reading “Babel of the Tower”

A City of Two Tales

August 2020 To humans, these tide pools are rocks, pebbles, and puddles of water. But to the little critters than inhabit them, they are mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes. However, the sky above looks the same from either perspective. People can look at the world and see different things. They tell two different storiesContinue reading “A City of Two Tales”

Throne of Games

June 2022 This is the state capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is similar in appearance to other state capitols – even the national capitol building in Washington, D. C. I think capitol buildings are also similar in content, by what goes on inside. When I look at a building like this, IContinue reading “Throne of Games”

The Wrath of Grapes

Clouds Over the Vineyard The sticker in the window stated “My Governor is an Idiot.” Sheesh! What kind of person puts that on display? What thoughts and feelings prompted someone to make that sticker, another person to sell it, and another person to buy it? I mean, what the hey? I guess there is nothingContinue reading “The Wrath of Grapes”

A Life of Service

A Story for my Husband Queen Elizabeth II died this week at the age of 96, reigning as Great Britain’s monarch for 70 years. Seventy years of service – a lifetime of service. A life well-lived. What better way is there but to live one’s life than in service to others, going about doing goodContinue reading “A Life of Service”

When One Plus One Equals Zero

A Found Story ONE: Senator Kyrsten Simena (D – AZ) dithered about voting for the Schumer-Manchin climate and deficit reduction bill unless they eliminated a provision raising taxes on private equity individuals, hedge fund managers, and venture capitalists. ONE: Last year Sen. Sinema received $983,000 from private equity individuals, hedge fund managers, and venture capitalists.Continue reading “When One Plus One Equals Zero”

Why You Should Invest in a Dictionary

A Found Story A good dictionary is a good investment. It can save a person from all sorts of grief and confusion. Take, for example, the current hyperventilating over the search warrant executed by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago. Not a few Republicans were outraged. And the pending $80 billion appropriation bill for the IRS? Well,Continue reading “Why You Should Invest in a Dictionary”

Furious Politicians!

A Found Story Recently I got an email from a politician informing me that he was FURIOUS! I know this was beyond his usual irritability because he used all caps AND an exclamation point! This guy was really torqued off. Now obviously he was furious about the opposition party, but fortunately he had a solutionContinue reading “Furious Politicians!”

Voting Rubric

Voting Rubric “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.” John Adams I created this rubric several years ago based on the Preamble of the Constitution and the teachings of the Bible. I have found that I do not need to tell people how I vote; once they see my rubric, theyContinue reading “Voting Rubric”