S.130 The Painting

I’m fascinated by the failure of Senator Ben Sasse’s S.130 bill last monday, February 25. The bill failed, 53-44, as it needed 60 votes to pass. For all intents and purposes, the bill was about outlawing infanticide. I’m having difficulty grappling...

Tower of Babel

The tower of Babel was the world’s first public works project. Mentioned in the 11th chapter of Genesis, I’m a little surprised the builders didn’t float a bond first to fund it. A little percentage added onto your property tax over the next forty...

Sauron in the time of Marvel

Tony Stark would be no match for Sauron. My eldest has recently become interested in the Marvel movies. So, under no great duress, I’ve been watching some of them with him. I’ve seen most of them before, but it is a pleasure to watch them again, chiefly due to seeing...

The Otterbury Incident

The Otterbury Incident. Written by C. Day Lewis. Absolutely superb book for kids who are at the chapter-book reading level. School kids in post-war Britain, tangling with criminal gangs, mischief and mayhem. This one is worth...

The Short Life of Alfie Evans

Most people have heard of Alfie Evans. I realize that most two-year-olds are not well known. Sadly, Alfie is. Or was. The circumstances of his death point to the worst in human nature. And, while one way to make sense of the senselessness of the manner of his passing...

Dark Matter Stories

There’s a Special on Dark Matter in Aisle Seven According to the commonly accepted model of cosmology, ordinary matter and energy as we know them, make up a little bit less than five percent of the universe. I suppose ordinary matter has a lonely job of it,...