Is there anyone out there who can legitimately say he or she is proud of the job the House of Representatives has been doing for the past two to four years? Let that question sink in a moment before answering, and while contemplating it, try to come up with a single, notable piece of legislation … Continue reading November
The story of Noah and the flood takes up most of Genesis chapters 6 through 9. However, important background on Noah can be found in Genesis 5, which gives us the generations between Adam and Noah. These sorts of listings show up frequently in the bible, most notably at the beginning of Matthew and third … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: The Flood
I feel somehow that I have lived this scene before, taken these measured steps toward the final event of my youth. I don't know when, but once, I'm sure I saw the faces, heard the speeches, heard my name called with the rest. I see them now, together, gold-robed figures walking straight, heads held high. … Continue reading Graduation Night
An old man looked through the jewelry store window at a young couple pricing engagement rings. Their faces glowed with anticipation of their coming life. The old man turned away with memories rolling down his cheeks and made his way on down the road.
Some soft-muscled kid, sand kicked in his face, grows up to write movies where the tough guys lose. Late night, soft-white GE light shines down on his battle-page, him cast as the victor, shattering the myth that girls only like the jocks. Red blood ink spills from the pen, his sword as he lops off … Continue reading Compensation
Real Bible Studies is an occasional series of essays I plan to post to this blog as I complete them. No specific order or time frame is planned, just whatever topic strikes my fancy, whenever I feel like writing about it. I call this series Real Bible Studies, because it's my attempt to study and … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Introduction
Several views of one of my favorite buildings to photograph.
Dedicated to the William H. Russell High School Graduating Class of 1981. Yesterday's children, obscured from sight, Burst up through time and into the light. Stand amongst honor and take your bow. Yesterday's children have all grown up now. Though years you've labored, toiled, and strained, Year after year you faced it again. So now … Continue reading In Tribute to a Graduating Class
Jason opened his eyes, and found himself staring at the red numbers on his bedside clock, and realized the alarm had not gone off. It was 9:24 a.m., an hour and twenty-four minutes after he should have been at work. The alarm had not gone off, he found, because he had not set it the … Continue reading Alarmed