Moral Equivalency and Stopping at Stop Signs

In my ethics class, I would ask, “Do you suppose that driving would be safe if no one stopped at stop signs?”  They would quickly answer that driving under such circumstances would not be safe.  I agreed.  However, living in a world where “X = not-X” is to live in such a world.  Meaning becomesContinue reading “Moral Equivalency and Stopping at Stop Signs”

Rushing Headlong towards Civil War?

Two clergy worry about the divided nature of our country and wonder what type of sacrifice is necessary for the division to be healed.  They worry if it can it be healed or are we as a country rushing headlong into another civil war?  Hundreds of thousands died in the last one.  What will happenContinue reading “Rushing Headlong towards Civil War?”

Mass Shootings and Red Herrings

Red Herrings, if left unattended, tend to stink up the place and the red herrings that prevent intelligent and common-sense responses to mass shooting are indeed stinking up our country. Can you say red herring?  A red herring fallacy is a ploy used to divert people’s attention from the original topic of discussion.  Following theContinue reading “Mass Shootings and Red Herrings”

I Don’t Get It…. Is Heaven Really that Important?

The Church is the Church only when it exists for others . . . not dominating but helping and serving. It must tell people of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others. In short, it is much easier to see a thing through from the point of view ofContinue reading “I Don’t Get It…. Is Heaven Really that Important?”

Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: The California Coast

Our stay in Morrow Bay was one of good wine, good food, good company and exploring the Rock. We put Las Vega behind us, glad to have seen the show but not thinking that we will return anytime soon.  Las Vegas is a marvel because of all the lights and hotels, but it is alsoContinue reading “Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: The California Coast”

Harold and Becky’s Great Adventure of the West: Las Vegas

I had never been to Las Vegas, and it was not what I expected. While we enjoyed the show and some good food, it is not a favorite vacation destination for either Becky or me. We arrived in Las Vegas in the afternoon after touring Hoover Dam.  It was 104 degrees in Las Vegas, 102Continue reading “Harold and Becky’s Great Adventure of the West: Las Vegas”

Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: Sedona

Originally, we had planned to use this day to explore the canyon, but everyone said we should take in Sedona…so we did. Our good friends, Chuck and Pat, suggested we enjoyed the excellent cuisine of a McDonald’s breakfast.  Yes, Becky got a delicious Egg McMuffin and I had what I thought was going to beContinue reading “Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: Sedona”

Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: The Grand Canyon II

We weren’t going to hike down into the Canyon, so we decided to take a sunset tour. The views were spectacular and romantic. We awoke wondering what the day would bring.  We knew we wanted to take in an IMAX movie of the Grand Canyon and so after eating breakfast, we walked to the VisitorContinue reading “Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: The Grand Canyon II”

Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: The Grand Canyon

This was the first time I had been to the Grand Canyon, and it was all that I expected and more. This picture was taken from the South Rim. We completed our day yesterday with a delightful dinner at a wonderful French Restaurant called Vermillion 45, recommended to us by the front desk clerk atContinue reading “Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: The Grand Canyon”

Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: Bryce National Park

After breakfast, we jumped in the car and headed toward the Grand Canyon. Between us and the Grand Canyon, though, was Bryce National Park, which was spectacular. Well, today our journey continued as we worked our way to Kanab, Utah.  We left the Motel 6 of Bed and Breakfasts at about 10:45. To be fair,Continue reading “Becky and Harold’s Great Adventure of the West: Bryce National Park”