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Hostage Evangelism

When I saw the John Brown University and Oklahoma Baptist University sweat shirts, I was immediately nervous.  I don’t like baptists, having been married to one (and having been one myself).  I found myself at a Halloween party for the … Continue reading

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Review of Penn Jillette’s Diet Book

You’d have to be a moron to take dieting or health advice from Penn Jillette. That’s how Penn Jillette bookends his book, Presto! How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales.  Jillette starts the book saying he’s … Continue reading

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What I think of church names…

Driving through town, I see interesting church names.  Some of them crack me up… Believer’s Church — ok, so everyone who doesn’t go there is not a “believer”? Real Church — so, if you don’t go there you’re not real? … Continue reading

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They dangled the carrot again and hope it’s not shame on me…

I worked as a software engineer at a small software company for 18 years.  We created a major analytics and data mining product.  The founders were professors from the local university.  I enjoyed the work even though sometimes the owners … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Trump’s Attack on Syria

I won’t say whether it was wise or not. Honestly, time will tell. But questions to ask are… 1) On what Intel did he base making the attacks? He said our intelligence agencies are crap and corrupt. Did he watch … Continue reading

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I don’t care about abortion…

…at least politically.  I agree with the Orthodox Church that it is a grave sin and is worthy of ex-communication, and I would never try to contract one for somebody or have one myself–especially since I am a male.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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God Bless President Trump

I didn’t vote for the guy.  It is unlikely I will change my mind for the next election, but you never can tell. However… He is the President of the United States.  Our liturgical prayers at my church this coming … Continue reading

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Trump’s Nominees

As might be imagined, I don’t like a bunch of Trump’s nominees.  Some of them are OK.  For example, General Mattis for Secretary of Defense.  I have no problem of his appointment and of waiving his restriction.  Same with Kushner. … Continue reading

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What I know about Mexicans, #2

Without the Mexicans in this country, we’d starve. I don’t live in a border state, but a border state to a border state.The border of Mexico is a 700 mile drive from my house.  Yet, if I go into nearly … Continue reading

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What I know about Mexicans #1

I married a Mexican woman in February of 2016.  When I say Lourdes, my wife, is Mexican, I mean she was born in Mexico and lived in Mexico until we were married. Not like the Indiana born judge that Trump … Continue reading

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