Culture & Social Issues

Thank You, God

Norman Rockwell had a way of capturing fundamental Americana. In this painting we see the traditional image of thanksgiving in America: mother bringing the platter of plenty to the dinner table. Today, I want to give thanks and I pray that you all join with me in your own expressions of gratitude. Thank you, God,…

The Real War

Some people believe the war we (the U.S. and Western Civilization) are currently engaged in is with Al Qaeda and the arbiters of radical Islam. While it is true that we are fighting those elements in several places around the world, including the home front, our real war is a war that goes way beyond…

Morning Musings

Most times, when I get up in the morning, my brain is in high gear; sometimes, rarely, it is somnambulant. Today I am at a run, with ideas flitting around like birds around a feeder. So here is one of my many thoughts, presented for your consideration. The Love of Novelty The love of novelty…

More Butterflies And Tipping Points: Memes

Internet self-publishing (blogs and personal web sites) has introduced a genuine element of volatility into the cultural/political/civilization system we all share. This happens as memes (A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. From the Greek meaning to…