Compassion and Empathy Are Why We Should Close the US Mexican Border

According to the US Customs Border Protection website, 977,509 people have been apprehended in the past calendar year illegally crossing the southwest border. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration Those are just the ones we apprehended. This also does not include people who cross legally, overstay their visas, and disappear. To say that we don’t have a crises is sheerContinue reading “Compassion and Empathy Are Why We Should Close the US Mexican Border”

What I Learned When I Purchased My 2019 Ram Rebel…..Why Middle Aged Men Drive Sports Cars.

When my son had just turned 3, I decided to move us from the metropolitan area with a population of around 1.4 million back to the rural area in which I was raised. For a variety of reasons, it was the best choice for my son and I. I was driving a two door ChevroletContinue reading “What I Learned When I Purchased My 2019 Ram Rebel…..Why Middle Aged Men Drive Sports Cars.”

Having and Voicing an Opinion Does Not Mean You Are Angry. It Will Not Begin the Apocalypse.

Rural communities are great in that most people go to church, have fairly high morals and ethics, and are generally peaceful people. They’re rich with tradition and are all about appearances and what is considered proper. God help you if you’re one of us who has an opinion about, well, everything. I am the personContinue reading “Having and Voicing an Opinion Does Not Mean You Are Angry. It Will Not Begin the Apocalypse.”

A Lack of Christian Fathers and Role Models Has Failed Our Daughters and Young Women. Porn and the Media.

There was no internet porn and nude or mostly nude calendars when the Bible was written. However, if you actually read the Bible, it’s pretty clear that porn isn’t something God approves for men or women. Neither are calendars of mostly nude or nude 18 year old GIRLS. Strip clubs, prostitutes, hook-ups etc are allContinue reading “A Lack of Christian Fathers and Role Models Has Failed Our Daughters and Young Women. Porn and the Media.”

“Dad, what is the bull doing on that cow?”

As a five year old child, I used to practice my balance beam skills barefoot on the top board of the cattle pen fence. I felt sympathy for children living in cities who did not share my advantage of honing their skills as professional gymnasts in their own backyards while facing the danger of beingContinue reading ““Dad, what is the bull doing on that cow?””

Living in a Dark Comedy

In 1983 a play premiered written by Christopher Durang called “Baby with the Bathwater”. I saw this play performed in the mid 1990s. It is a dark comedy about a young couple who has a baby and are totally unprepared. The first few years they call the baby, Baby. The baby is finally given theContinue reading “Living in a Dark Comedy”

Gender Neutral Restrooms and Locker Rooms in Schools

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7542005/Girls-skipping-school-avoid-sharing-gender-neutral-toilets-boys.html The above article concerns the UK but our schools in the US are facing the same insanity. This article concerns girls not coming to school during their periods and not using the restroom at all at school or drinking liquids at school. Let’s be honest. Even grown men are often complete assholes when itContinue reading “Gender Neutral Restrooms and Locker Rooms in Schools”

Gender Identity from a 10 year old’s perspective.

My son turns 10 in a few days. He’s in fourth grade. He came bouncing downstairs last night and plopped his butt into the recliner next to mine. Invariably, this means he has something he wants to talk about. Last night it was gender identity. He started with “Mom, why do people think they canContinue reading “Gender Identity from a 10 year old’s perspective.”

Keeping up Appearances

Beware of the public persona people present on social media sites, in church, at work, and at school functions. Too many people are more concerned with how they present themselves to the public than their actual behavior. The thought process for many people is as follows: go to church on Sunday and present as aContinue reading “Keeping up Appearances”