How to get rid of guns: The 3-year plan
December 21, 2012
This post was originally written after Newtown. I’ve added some things. So here we are, one week after Newtown, one week after 20 children were killed in minutes by another man with a gun. Do we have any new laws about guns yet? Ummm. No. Lot of talk. Yibber, yabber. “Make all those automatic rifles […]
What is Freedom Worth? You might not like the answer.
June 18, 2012
This Memorial Day 2017. On a Chris Hayes Memorial Day video, a mother who was just told her only son was lost in the war asked the Marine casualty assistant officer, “Was it worth it?” He replied, “I can’t answer that for you.” Why didn’t he just say yes? Because he knows that mother would filet him […]
Are there Miracles Anymore? Quick and Easy may not get it.
July 18, 2012
Do you have a miracle in your life? You don’t have to look far. Even the mirror will do. But, you can go to your local hospital nursery, or talk to any new parent. Human beings are born every day. If you don’t believe that’s a miracle, just think about it. Somehow two random people […]
Robin Williams: The Unknown Man
August 12, 2014
What do we really know about someone? I know he was funny—God, funnier than anyone I’d ever seen. His funny words were like bullets from a machine gun, and each bullet a different size and shape, though each one hit a target. Bull’s-eye. Laugh riot. Perhaps that word, ammo, is more appropriate than you think. […]
Why would anyone fly fish?
June 13, 2014
I sit back on a rock, stretch my aching back, watch the snowy glacier feed the crystalline lake at 11,500 feet and wonder why I do this. I’m sore from standing for hours, tired from hiking an hour to get here, thirsty because I didn’t bring enough water, and the fish aren’t biting. It’s enough […]