Credentialism

We had another minor conservative victory delivered by President Trump.   He signed a new Executive Order.  Here is an excerpt:

Employers adopting skills- and competency-based hiring recognize that an over-reliance on college degrees excludes capable candidates and undermines labor-market efficiencies.... [Read More]

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Honor thy Father

It breaks the heart to see children without fathers. I know a sweet little girl whose father lives far away.(A divorce) Luckily, she has a grandfather and an uncle nearby. People need fathers as well as mothers. A man can’t replace a woman and a woman can’t replace a man. They are too different.

How does one honor a father who is never known? ... [Read More]

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The Great Memorial Day Weekend $0.99 Book Sale

Memorial Day Weekend – a time to honor and remember the troops, and take a break from the daily routine. And what better more cost-effective way to take a break than by diving into a great book for only $0.99!

This Memorial Day Weekend, check out these great books by indie and small-press authors – all priced at $0.99 or less.

Note that pricing is set by the authors, so please confirm before you buy.

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What did Hubble see on your birthday?

Hubble explores the universe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means it has observed some fascinating cosmic wonder every day of the year, including on your birthday.

What did Hubble look at on your birthday? Enter the month and date on this page to find out!

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Some Easter Monday Music

Being a Catholic with traditionalist leanings, I have not been much of a fan of what today is called worship music. Give me some “Salve Regina” any day. Nevertheless, there are always exceptions. A couple of years ago on Easter weekend, one of my favorite podcasters and pundits – John Derbyshire – ended his weekly podcast with the song below, titled “How Long, O Lord?” by Sovereign Grace Music:

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A Quick Easter Thought

I went to church today. (I know and it wasn’t even Christmas.) It seems that the first Easter message was not “Jesus is risen” but “Fear not”.  It came from an angel.

BTW, everyone kept their distance and it was not crowded. No $500 fines were given out.  It was about as dangerous as going to a supermarket.... [Read More]

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Venezuelan Navy

What were they thinking?

    Naiguatá

The  Resolute is a cruise ship that is flagged from Portugal and owned by Columbia Cruise Services of Hamburg, Germany.  It was nearing Curaçao in international waters when it was confronted by Venezuelan Navy Patrol Ship  Naiguatá.   The confrontation had an interesting outcome:

The Naiguatá sank.

All hands were rescued.   This story made me laugh.

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Ch ch ch ch annnges….

Group effort today- what changes will occur to our society by year one AV (After Virus)?

I will throw a few out to get it started….... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – Ghost Galleon

I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) After my review appears on Sunday, I post the previous week’s review here on Sunday.... [Read More]

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Books of the Year: 2019

Gnome carrying pile of booksHere are my picks for the best books of 2019, fiction and nonfiction. These aren’t the best books published this year, but rather the best I’ve read in the last twelve months. The winner in both categories is barely distinguished from the pack, and the runners up are all worthy of reading. Runners up appear in alphabetical order by their author’s surname. Each title is linked to my review of the book.
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