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Black and white

Some people see things only in black and white. Forget the color or the tints and hues that make up the true picture of reality. “My mind is made up,” they may say, “don’t confuse me with the facts.”

    But then others refuse any white or black at all in their worldview. Everything is subjective, dependent on their personal definition of reality. After all, don’t we all see color differently? For them, any defining truths are refused. For them as well, “My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts”….

Thanksgiving is about you

Aunt Violet’s pineapple upside-down cake was always welcome at family Thanksgiving celebrations,…

Combat training for life

    Where do we get the notion that religion is supposed to be all sweetness and harmless, passive and private? Jesus taught love, but when asked by soldiers of his day what they should do to prepare for God’s kingdom, John the Baptist (Jesus’ cousin and forerunner) didn’t tell them to quit the Marines…