There’s still time to stop the 1984 response to COVID-19 before it’s too late.

  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.

Back from vacation

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

My kind of 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

A Father’s Birthday Wish Come True

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

Wave That Flag

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