Category Culture

ACTA Celebrates 25 Years

ACTA (the American Council of Trustees and Alumni) does outstanding work helping to restore freedom of thought and expression to American higher education. Here’s a video in which they celebrate their last 25 years. May their work intensify and accelerate…

The Sidelining of Nike

Nike’s decision to enlist Colin Kaepernick as a spokesperson and then ascribe to him the words “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” has elicited a large reaction, to which I’ll contribute here. Speaking for myself, I find…

Why I Won’t Watch the NFL

On Friday, October 27, 2017, we laid to rest my Dad at a graveside service (see previous post). My Dad was a WWII vet, and men from the local VFW showed up to present my Mom with a flag (which…

Ray Manzarek’s 1973 album

I was a big fan of the Doors in high school and, after Jim Morrison’s death, kept my eyes open to what his fellow band mates were doing. I remember buying Ray Manzarek’s 1973 album THE GOLDEN SCARAB and enjoying…

The Limitations of Our Time

I usually like to start the workday with reading the lectionary, which includes readings from the Psalter, the Old Testament or Apocrypha, the New Testament (non-Gospels), and the Gospels. Additionally, on some days, there is a brief account of a…