Reflections on Racism (Ethnocentricity)

For all practical purposes, Rose and I pretty much stopped going to the movie theater a couple years ago. Even though we paid the seniors discounted price, it was just too expensive! I just couldn’t justify paying those prices. However, just before Christmas, I ordered cards from I had seen Facebook posts from a number […]

Chronicle of an Ocular Crisis

I never thought that Thanksgiving Week would be like this. Disclaimer: I write these lines mainly as a personal catharsis. If you begin to read these lines, but later tire of the detail narrated herein, I will certainly not think less of you, even if you should tell me. I write these lines, first and foremost, for […]

The “I Love Oils” Video Competition

My Son is an Excellent Videographer My son, Greg, is one crafty dude! And he’s good at his craft! His wife (by the way, I’m pretty certain that today is their anniversary) . . . Happy Anniversary, guys! I picked out the card especially for you, Emily! Anyway, as I was saying (before I interrupted […]

Some Random Thoughts on Technology

I have a trip to Chile planned for this summer. I’ll be teaching a course on OT History through the Instituto Bíblico Iberoamericano. I also plan to have some workshops designed to demonstrate the capabilities of Logos Bible Software for Chileans. I have been a user of computer technology for over 30 years, specifically using software aimed […]

Random Good Friday Reflections

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted anything. This will be random, but perhaps those interested in me will see it, and read it. I’ll have a number of headers, under which my thoughts will be quite random indeed. Reflections on the Work of Christ This semester, I have been teaching the […]

Over a month “on the juice,” and I hit 40! (not HRs)

August 1, 2013 I’ve been “on the juice” for over a month now. Not the Biogenesis kind, so I anticipate no suspension from MLB. I’ve hit zero home runs since I started juicing. If you missed the back story, you can check it out here: Radical Decision, or the later updates. I weighed myself this morning, and I am […]

Radical Decision: Two Weeks In

Just a quick update. Today is Day 15 of my Juice Fast. I made it through my weekend seminar with no problems resisting the sweets. It was really pretty easy. I surprised even myself. If you were praying for me to be strong, thanks! I started juicing on July 1, but I started recording weight […]

Radical Decision

Reboot Summer 2013 Over the last several years, I have had an up-and-down experience with my weight. I would gain weight, then lose it. I’ve often joked (somewhat morbidly), that I have lost over 500 pounds. I was aware that I really needed to do something. Rose has been doing Nutrisystem since March (thanks too […]

Rules vs Relationships

I’m kind of a private person, introverted to the point that being alone does not freak me out, but sociable enough to enjoy interactions. I’ve also lived a good number of years outside of the United States, speak a second language rather fluently (thinking and even dreaming in that language). I like to play my […]