The world needs more people like Mike Rowe

We need more people like Mike Rowe in our political conversations. So much is missing from the arena of political discourse today that Mike brings to the table. Please indulge me so I can tell you the more prominent characteristics I see. No doubt, most people are familiar with Mike from the television series, Dirty…

Stumbling in the dark

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier I find myself reflecting on things from my past. Situations that were out of my control. Things I look back and wish I could have done differently. Most of the time I am content in…

Calling Cliven Bundy a racist is the easy way out

Racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe! Congratulations, you have just learned the four labels that are easily applied in order to end any debate/argument you, as a proud authoritarian, might effectively use to eliminate any resistance from your libertarian foes. Crush your foes with one, or more if you can, of these labels and your opponent has…

Christ was not simply a loving pacifist

As I read the “Ordain Women Foes Should Act Christian,” column in my school newspaper, I could not help but wonder when I last read such a profound expression of lukewarm, noncommittal, go-along-to-get-along sentiment. Nothing immediately came to mind. Such softness is all too common in today’s society. Too often, those who take a firm…