Blog Posts

It’s Not the Disease, It’s the Stigma….

Some people are reacting with extreme opinions about what Ebola means for the United States. Some are saying we should ban all travelers from Africa. Others are advocating quarantine for anyone suspected of carrying the virus. Our global village can no longer stop...

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Who Goes There? (The Power of the Unseen…)

Recently I replaced an outside light at my house with a motion detection one. When the light stayed on much of the time, when nothing seemed to be moving within its range, at first I concluded that something needed to be adjusted. I changed the range settings and the...

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Saint Joseph, The Home seller

In the 1700s in Europe, communities of nuns appealed to Saint Joseph to help them find land for a convent. They did this because in the New Testament, Joseph—the carpenter father of Jesus and husband of Mary—had to move multiple times to protect his divine son. Joseph...

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Following The Bourbon Trail in Kentucky

An old friend from high school had on his bucket list to do “The Bourbon Trail” in Kentucky. Although I have enjoyed bourbon for much of my life, I had never heard of “doing” The Bourbon Trail and was intrigued by what it might mean. Here’s what the Kentucky...

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When Young People Are Passionate, We Believe

A friend and I attended a production of Godspell* in Memphis recently. It’s a show about how individuals from all walks of life, drawn together by the singular sayings of a modern Jesus, coalesce into a new-born community united in ensuring that no one feels alone or...

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A Too-low Minimum Wage is Costing Us Too Much

In the United States the federal minimum wage has not been increased since 2007. That's a problem. We live in a market economy. People “vote” with their dollars. When so much of the population has fewer dollars to signal its wants and needs, the market can’t get it...

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Instead of drone strikes, send Peace Corps Volunteers

The Peace Corps is revamping its application procedures. So many potential volunteers started the application but abandoned it after the bureaucracy took so long to finalize assignments. In 2014, people can’t wait more than a year to learn if they will be accepted,...

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It’s time to christen my blog

In our house, my parents wanted us kids to have opinions, and we did. There was a lot of discussion around the dinner table, and both my parents seemed to love it when we debated a topic on the news and reached a consensus. Of course, the real world didn’t pay any...

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