This is going to be a long one. Maybe I should write more regularly instead of trying to do a total brain dump all at once. How does one measure the value of life? It seems to undergird much of the debate, fear, and frustration these days. Can you put a price on someone's … Continue reading There’s still time to stop the 1984 response to COVID-19 before it’s too late.
My wife and I returned from a week-long trip to the mountains of East TN, an early celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary this October. She found a quiet, remote B&B called Whitestone Country Inn for us online and we booked the Oriole Suite. This isn't the first time we've gone on a vacation together … Continue reading Back from vacation
For the second year in row, our dear friends from Texas (AJ, Laura,and #8) drove all the way to our home in South Carolina to spend a few days of their vacation with us and to celebrate our Independence Day together, blowing stuff up and eating lots of yummy food. We laughed, shared memories and just … Continue reading My kind of vacation
Today's my birthday. Not a big deal for me, but I have a wife and 7 children, so it's impossible not to celebrate. But I was given one of the best presents I could ask for yesterday. My 2nd daughter, Eva, turns 16 in 2 days. She's very thoughtful and kind, friendly to most strangers, … Continue reading A Father’s Birthday Wish Come True
Once again, the flag burning debate has popped into the headlines. Not sure what prompted it, but apparently your President Trump had an opinion to share: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/803567993036754944?s=09 A year in prison or loss of citizenship. The obvious double standard that his fans seem to overlook is that Conservatives oftentimes defend anyone that burns an ISIL/ISIS flag. … Continue reading Wave That Flag