The Upside of Stress and The Sound of Music

Looking back on 2020, I realize just how much stress there was. So it seemed good to me to add an audiobook to my queue: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, by Kelly McGonigal, PhD.  I also recently watched The Sound of Music with…More

Not Just The Amen… But The A-Women and A-Children

Chris Enloe at The Blaze reports ‘House Democrat ends prayer with ‘amen and a-woman,’ gets destroyed when Ben Shapiro explains the meaning of ‘amen’. Spoiler alert: the root word of ‘amen’ is not ‘men.’  Also, what is behind Hollywood releasing a spate of awfully feminist movies?   Wonder Woman 1984, The Croods: A New Age,…More

10 and 2 on 11 Senators Objecting

The Epoch Times reported today 11 More GOP Senators to Object to Electoral College Votes. I am reminded of Numbers 13-14 in the Old Testament, and that one time 12 spies were sent by Moses to scout out the Promised Land. Israel would have been far better off listening to Joshua son of Nun and…More

Hitting Publish On New Year’s Eve

On the last day of arguably the hardest year for this country in my lifetime, I hit publish on my first book. And This Is Why We Homeschool is up on Kindle, and will soon be available in paperback from Amazon.  Here is where things stand so far, and what my hopes are for the…More

Stimulating Pork and Working Vacations

Summary The United States Congress finally passed another COVID stimulus package. Its stated goal is to help the American people negatively impacted by the effects of the novel coronavirus. Yet when a financial aid package totals nearly $1 trillion, we whose families and friends have been hurting financially this year because of the government-mandated throttling…More

Editing The Manuscript

I have written a book, and the manuscript is complete. Now begins the editing process. By God’s grace, I will finish editing the book and preparing it for publication in the last two weeks of the year. Special thanks to the dozen and a half people who are reading the first draft and giving me…More

Christmas Carols

It is Christmas 2020, and we do well not to forget to celebrate the birth of the Messiah.  In the spirit of celebration, then, let’s sing some Christmas carols and meditate on what their lyrics mean. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in…More

Troubleshooting The American Republic

Summary Our social and political systems in the United States of America are faulting and need troubleshooting and repair. From the standpoint of an operator and technician working in the oil and gas industry since 2012, this is how I see it. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…More

The Establishment Throws In The Towel

Summary Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for having stolen the 2020 election, urging his fellow Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate to not fight for election integrity in the face of massive evidence of rampant, coordinated, and sufficient voter fraud. What should that mean to us? And how do we…More

When Good Men Do Nothing

Summary Amidst all the talk of judges, legislators, government officials, and media personalities failing to do justice or investigate fraud and illegality when it comes from certain sectors, I am reminded of a famous quote from Edmund Burke. “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Was Edmund…More