Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

| July 25, 2020

The old grey goose is dead. What’s more is that we know how she died: in the milk pond, standing on her head. We know this because the song gave us a visual image. I was in kindergarten when I got the gruesome details of the pitiful death of a goose. Every single day I […]

A Message to the Gentlemen

| July 8, 2009

You hear a lot these days about abortion being a “women’s issue.” (No pun intended.) You’ll hear people say that men have no right to an opinion on the subject, though those same people will welcome a man’s opinion if it is “pro choice.”  They will say, though, that it is none of your business […]

The Central Question about Abortion

| July 4, 2009

The thing I think we sometimes forget is that people are human beings, not just causes or issues. I know our nation has forgotten that when it comes to abortion. Abortion has become a political platform, a women’s issue, or a crusading cause. People forget to ask themselves the simple, basic, obvious question: how should […]

A letter to the President

| March 25, 2009

Dear President Obama, I don’t know that you will ever read this; yet I feel I must share my feelings, if nothing else because I know that so many others feel the same way. I hope that if enough people express these same thoughts, they will come to your attention and you may know that […]

Catechism Highlights

| October 9, 2008

Some teaching worth reflecting upon as those of us in the United States prepare to vote: 1867 The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”: the blood of Abel,[139] the sin of the Sodomites,[140] the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt,[141] the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and […]

Offshore Oil

| September 19, 2008

A word of explanation about my view. Yes, I want to see the development of alternative energy sources. I dearly want to see solar, electric, hybrid, and other sources explored. But those take time; and Nancy Pelosi has stated that she intends to keep prices of oil high deliberately in order to force the development […]

Since the MSM only finds it funny when conservatives say things like this…

| September 7, 2008

we’re left to spread it around ourselves. Please share this!

I’ll be waiting to hear apologies to the Palins.

| September 1, 2008

I have a feeling I’ll be waiting a long time. Even people who did not believe the rumors were very, very quick to spread them just the same. These same people often people who would call it “mean,” “uncharitable,” or “immature” if similar rumors were spread about a Democrat. Now it’s been announced that Bristol […]

Why Politics Makes Me Hurt

| August 24, 2008

Many people today put their political labels on such a pedestal that even the “compassionate” learn to harden themselves and even the logical learn not to think for themselves. It doesn’t matter whether you are conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, if you let your political persuasion decide your views for you, then you have […]

Says my daughter:

| July 15, 2008

The pro-abortion people say that denying abortion makes women slaves to their uterus; but abortion makes them slaves to their vaginas. There’s nothing I can add.