Thinking Out Loud

  • Religion Should Be Like Dog Training
    I was listening to Bette Midler’s song “From A Distance” which looks at wars and hunger from a larger perspective. The song seems to ask, “Why can’t we all just get along and help each other?” Bette Midler’s song really …
  • The United Nations on Mt. Hermon
    The United Nations set up shop on Mt. Hermon, and this sent the conspiracy theorists into overdrive, because of the significance of Mt. Hermon. This mountain was highlighted in the Book of Enoch, which is one of the books that …
  • Books That Make You Think
    I recently read an entertaining book that makes you think by an author who only put out one book of its kind, and then went on to pen several vampire books. The book that makes you think disappeared into oblivion. …
  • The Dumbing of America
    Like many writers, I have a day job. The schools had closed for a holiday and the boss brought her daughter and friend to work, rather than leaving them unattended at home. These two girls were fourteenish, and I was …
  • The Writer’s Blob
    A simple typo is all it takes to send a writer’s imagination off on a tangent. For me it was a post by a fellow author who wondered if she should have a writer’s blob. Growing up in the 60s, …
  • Cuban Boat People
    Playboy featured an interview with Fidel Castro in the November 2012 issue, and it got me to thinking about the Cuban refugees and what they went through to get out of Communist Cuba. Some of them slid out under the …
  • Noah’s Ark — It Just Keeps Raining
    Every day my husband asks, “Is it ever going to stop raining?” It just keeps on raining, day after day, with thunder and lightning and torrential rains. This is the type of weather that causes lakes and rivers to flood, …
  • Short, Bald People and the Rapture
    Close friends of mine were two months away from having a baby and like most expecting parents, they were trying to pick out a name. The name they were leaning toward was Aryan. Being from India, the name Aryan for …

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