The First Noël

The following took place during my thirteenth year . . . A week before Christmas Day, a gaggle of us self-conscious teenagers loaded into three cars. We headed to Elgin State Hospital, formerly called the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane. Our church’s youth group leader had decided that, in the spirit of Christmas,…

Are We to Be Their Playthings?

“There is no question in my mind that very significant powerbrokers around the world have either planned to take advantage of the next pandemic or created the pandemic.” – Dr. Michael Yeadon, ex-Pfizer VP Sixty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his farewell address January 17, 1961, warned the nation: “. . . we…

The Eyes Have It

At the cross. At the burial. At the empty tomb. Three wait-and-see days. Three women. The gospel according to Mark begins with the ushering in of “the good news of Jesus the Messiah, God’s son” (Mk. 1:1). Composed of short narratives that could be easily visualized by those who heard its reading, Mark’s terse and…

A Plain Reading of the Times

The brainwashing techniques of the tortuous past year – the state’s coercion to make us obey irrational and inhuman restrictions, the sensory-depriving mask mandates, the social isolation, the state-instigated shaming and punishment of those not conforming, the 24/7 fear-peddling of the media, the forced subjugation to pseudo-science, the unrelenting “get-the” vaccine goading, the moving of…

“You still don’t get it?”

“I can see people,” said the man, peering around, “but they look like trees walking about.” A blind man gains partial sight. He interprets the forms he sees via his prior limited understanding. Did he know at this stage that his perception was off? The gospel according to Mark is composed of short narratives that…

“an issue of evil – pure evil”

“I was a stranger and you . . . you treated me like chattel.” Legal immigrants come to the U.S. to better their circumstances. Many immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are doing so for the same reason. And, there are those illegal immigrants seeking new circumstances for their nefarious deeds. Pedophiles, rapists, drug dealers, MS-13…

Step Outside

“Late last month the Boundary Waters was named a dark sky sanctuary by the International Dark Sky Association, a nonprofit that works around the world to reduce light pollution and protect night skies. It’s one of just 13 such designations in the world.  To qualify, a place has to have exceptional starry nights, and a “nocturnal environment…

“Where the Hell Are We?”

Perhaps we have become characters in a David Lynch movie. Odd nightmarish dream sequences are occurring one after another. A surreal ethos is surfacing from the subconscious of the Blue Planet producers. Dream-like logic, flickering lights, blurred lines, a maze of curtains, chthonic characters, dual personalities, personifications of pure evil, noxious nihilism . . .…

Big Brother’s Shot and the Harm

Your Brain on Agenda ID2020 You don’t like Big Brother Technocrats collecting personal data from your social media activity, phone records, bank accounts, affiliations, etc. You don’t like Big Brother Technocrats using the data collected to offer you products or to surveil you. Well, you won’t like what the Big Brother Technocrats are doing next.…