Month: October 2014

  • Are ads on a site a reflection of its values?

    Judging from the number of posts that get shared on Facebook, Glenn Beck seems pretty popular among my politically active friends and relatives. My political leanings aren’t far from his, and he seems sincere when he is speaking. But there are a few things that keep me from tuning in to his messages. The first […]

  • So many different worlds in this world

    There’s so many different worlds, So many different suns. And we have just one world, But we live in different ones. — Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms These words are so powerful. They belong to one of my favorite songs, sung by Dire Straits. As I listen I imagine looking out at […]

  • If they come to listen, why do they talk?

    Today I attended the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, where a bunch of tech people gathered to hear other people talk about technology. By the time I arrived, the main meeting hall was full so I found my way to an overflow room that had plenty of empty seats. There was a large video […]

  • And why should Caesar be a tyrant then?

    Julius Caesar was a sale item on and I took the bait. The basic plot was familiar to me, so I must have read the book in high school. But, I really didn’t have an appreciation for the details until I started listening to it. This quote from Cassius stood out for me. It […]

  • To be partakers of Christ we must endure

    Nobody is perfect, and therein lies the rub. There is no such thing as ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. We all need repentance. We always need repentance because we always fail to measure up to what the Lord has asked us to do. We are that lost sheep that needs the […]

  • Is being real, real?

    I read an article that criticized the “Meet the Mormons” movie for being too wholesome and not showing the “real us”. I wonder what it would take to satisfy some people who seem to think that “being real” is showing everything that could possibly go wrong. When I look for cookie recipes online, I don’t […]

  • Meet the Mormons – nice movie

    I thought the movie was excellent. It had a very focused message—that Jesus Christ is the focus of our faith, and that living the gospel is the source of our happiness. Yes, anyone who investigates the church will find that not all of its members are faithful, positive, or productive. The movie did a great […]

  • If you want God to talk to you

    “If you want to talk to God, pray. If you want him to talk to you, read your scriptures.” ― Richard G. Scott I love this quote. I had heard it before, but my brother-in-law used it the other day and it really struck me how true it is. Some people seem to get answers […]

  • All dogs get fat

    Isn’t it strange how obesity in dogs (and cats) has increased just like obesity in humans has? Dogs and cats are carnivores, yet there seems to be a push to give them a “balanced” low-fat diet supplemented with vegetables and cereal. I’m not sure what science this is based on, but I have a feeling […]

  • Luke 11 – commentary

    In this post I share my thoughts on chapter 11 of Luke in the New Testament (KJV).