Too Close to See

Twelve men … they followed Jesus for three years. They saw miracles, they heard astounding discourse, they felt the elation/relief of reunited families, they smelled the smoke of campfires while traveling together from place to place, and they tasted the same bitter herbs, unleavened bread and lamb during the Passover feast. Yet one – Judas…

Fear

I admit it … I’m not even sorry about it … I am not in the least bit concerned about “carbon pollution” (a term used 21 times in Obama’s most recent speech about his environmental concerns).  Nor am I concerned at all about things like shale oil fracturing (fracking), not enough recycling being done, emissions…

Reverie

Swaying in the breeze, the world bent. Against gold sky,  a blurred figure silhouetted. Moved toward me with a gentle lilt, And grew stronger as the pattern sifted. I braced myself against the thought, Broken promises wretched vision incited. And offered myself in her way, To intercept the form benighted. As grasses brushed against my…

Luis Suarez and Loyalty

Let’s be perfectly honest … it is way too easy to speak about the current Luis Suarez situation at Liverpool Football Club with a bunch of useless platitudes about ‘cultural differences’ and ‘language barriers’ – something which has been done to death by media-types.  So I will try to analyze the situation from a different…

Disarmament

Most people who know me well, know that I really love to play Sid Meier’s Civilization.  The franchise of computer games began in 1991 with the first iteration and has since been updated and spun-off several times.  To this day I still play the occasional game of Civilization (Civ). The rules and gameplay of Civ…