Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ruby Canyon: An Isolated Jewel of the West

The one and only time I passed through Ruby Canyon was on my way west aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr. It was on my trip to start a new life in California in May 2013. Located on the Colorado River on the Colorado-Utah border, the only access to the canyon, other than the passing through on […]

A Biblical ‘The Rest of the Story’

We all know that the book we call the bible is basically the officially accepted, the established church version of biblical writings. Certain books were included; others excluded—as the result of a conference of church elders and experts about 1500 years ago. What you may not know is that even the stories that are included […]

Message to a Nativist(aka Know Nothing) Acquaintence in Pleasant Prairie

America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend […]

The Talented Canine

I was watching TV tonight when I glanced at Missy the Pit Bull. She was lying on the chair, staring at something on the floor. I followed her glance and saw a scrap of paper being blown around in circles on the tile floor by the fan. At least, that is what I knew intellectually […]

The Purpose of a Christian

“We are turning towards men, to speak and act among them, on the temporal plane, because, by our faith, by our baptism, by our confirmation, tiny as they are, we have the vocation of infusing into the world, wheresoever we are, the sap and savior of Christianity.” Dorothy Day

The Human Race

“Oh, I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: “What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god!” Captain Jean-Luc Picard ‘Hide and […]