Category Archives: Astronomy

Items astronomical in nature

In Memoriam: Tamela Shanelle Moore

Greetings and Salutations. A few days ago, as my wife and I were returning to the house after a quick run out through the world, I saw a bubble of white on the driveway ahead of us. I stopped, and … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse on a Touchy Subject, Part 2

Greetings and Salutations! Some time ago, I wrote an article here addressing the issue of how a Christian can share the Word without triggering an instinctive, negative reaction. Although it surprises me, apparently some folks DO read my blog, as … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Hubris, Conspiracy Loonies and Poor Education

Ran into the following thread on a Philosophy group I follow. DS: THIS POST IS ABOUT AN ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS BELIEF: THAT PALAEONTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTS BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION The argument is as follows: Whenever we observe the fossil records we notice … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg and addressing the G4

Greetings and Salutations. The other day, in the Civil Discourse group on Facebook, the following comment was posted, decrying Ms. Thunberg’s speech to the G4 questioning the wisdom of having her address that collection of world leaders. This is the … Continue reading

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Talking with a Cultist, part 2

I had an interesting discussion in a thread today, and, one of the posts was involved enough that I decided to add it to my blog. It falls into the category of dealing with Cultists, and addressing their objections. It … Continue reading

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“Christians” and Welfare

Greetings and Salutations. The following interaction that I had of Facebook illustrates the sort of difficulties I run into when trying to engage El Cheeto’s cultists, or, the Conservatives who have ONE view of reality. DCM: The Constitution says that … Continue reading

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Fair Well, Forest (a tale of inhumanity)

I apologize in advance for this post. It was a difficult one to write, and it is a difficult one to read, if one cares at all for companion animals. The following was posted on a FB group I am … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 20 – Third party Candidates

Greetings and Salutations. Today, I want to take a moment to talk about third party political candidates in America. Because of the political turmoil we are seeing, combined with the flood of Democrats running for the Nod to be the … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse about Touchy Subjects.

An interesting moment on Facebook that is a perfect example of the extremest stances that we are in these days. The original post was of a thread from Quora, starting with the question “Why do people get angry when I … Continue reading

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How “Sheltered” are abandoned or surrendered Companion Animals?

Today, this image was posted on Facebook, with the following commentary, by a fellow named Jason Franks I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. … Continue reading

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Is this the End?

Just a little bit ago, one of the folks I see on my timeline posted a link, to a Forbes.com article titled “Sorry, Global Warming Alarmists. The Earth Is Cooling” It was posted without comment, so, I am not sure … Continue reading

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Education In America?

Greetings and Salutations; Well, life is complicated, so I have a fair backlog of items to discuss, which, hopefully, will produce more frequent updates. It will be interesting to see what actually happens! My topic of interest today is Education, … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 18

Greetings and Salutations; Earlier today, I was reading posts on Park Overall’s page, and found this post she put online: I would preface this by saying – to all my young people, but I can’t. I have to say it … Continue reading

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Gun Clubs for People Of Color

  Greetings and Salutations; We are seeing more and more news reports of people of color being gunned down by the police.  Common threads in these reports?  There are a few: The victim was unarmed. The lethal force was applied … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Religion

Greetings and Salutations; As has been true for thousands of years, one of the hot topics for discussion is religion. There are a number of very active groups on Facebook and other Social Media where passionate arguments happen. I decided, … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse, 2017 – Part 1 – The Science

Greetings and Salutations!  . On August 21, 2017,  I,  along with millions of Americans,  made an effort to be in the path of Totality  of the Solar Eclipse.   I have been  witness to a number of partial eclipses,  but, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on this Fourth Of July

Greetings and Salutations; As the midnight hour passed this morning,  and the 4th of July celebration began,  it struck me that there was a huge amount of cognitive dissonance in this year’s celebration.   Some aspects remain the same…There are … Continue reading

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Dealing With the donald Cultists….A Bit of Humor!

Greetings and Salutations;   Well,  the donald cultists cannot get over their humiliating win,   and so continue to attempt to attack anyone they can.   The following example showed up on my FB page earlier today….     Carl … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Day – A Memorial and Contemplation

Greetings and Salutations; Today,  January 27th,  is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   Today,  we should spend a moment to cast our minds back to the atrocities that the Third Reich inflicted on  a huge collection of people, focusing on the … Continue reading

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The Storm Is Not Coming…IT IS HERE!

Greetings and Salutations;   We are approaching the end of the first full week of the president-elect’s administration.   Perhaps to the surprise of some,  he is doing exactly what he said he was going to do in the inflamed … Continue reading

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