Author Archives: Phil Christensen

About Phil Christensen

The trail behind me is littered with failure. The trail before me remains to be seen.

North Korea – The Problem That Won’t Go Away.

North Korea – Is There A Solution? The Unites States Government continues to deal with North Korea from a Western Paradigm  based on the Post World War II model.  It’s time to stop. From The Washington Post 9/14/17. SEOUL — North … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage and A Pleasant Ride Home

Fall Foliage – It’s Coming. The best time to see the fall foliage in Pennsylvania will in 2 -3 weeks.  But it’s starting.  The colors of Summer are still with us, but you can see a hint. Then this came … Continue reading

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My View On Today’s Worship Music

Worship Leading – good?  Not so good?  Do we want to go back to something else, and if so, how far back? This week my wife tagged me on what has to be one of the most awkward worship videos … Continue reading

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Kitchen Garden Journal 9/2/17

Late Summer Kitchen Garden It’s September.  This morning there was a coolness in the air presaging a pleasant Fall.    I can wait for the crisp snap of the Autumn morning.  I’ve come to learn the importance of enjoying the … Continue reading

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Here’s My Take On The Confederate Monument Controversy

Monuments And Those Who Are Triggered This may surprise some of the people who know me. With respect to monuments, I don’t have a dog in the fight. So here is my take on the confederate monument controversy.  The existence … Continue reading

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The Colonel In His Garden

I venture out into the early morning stillness.  The fog lifts with the rising sun.  I pick my way carefully over the lawn, it’s blades still wet.    I am here to prune, to pick, to breathe. The Victorians called it “taking … Continue reading

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Immigration – Is There A Sane Solution?

Immigration is a hot button issue to be sure. Some believe, (myself among them) that perhaps it’s time to align our immigration policy closer to that which other nations employ.

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Flipping Off Western Civilization

Not Cool. This picture raises more questions than it answers.  Are these immigrants or native born Americans?  Tourists?  Members of the same family? Without further information, all we are left with are presumptions.  But presumptions informed by experience.  This appears … Continue reading

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The Solution To Healthcare.

Healthcare: Time to get serious. The Commissars of the Federal Government are not serious about providing healthcare. They are on the other hand, serious about controlling the health insurance industry. The difference is important and should come as no surprise … Continue reading

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Voluntarily Giving Up Power – America’s Second Declaration of Independence

Voluntarily giving up power is such a rarity, we name cities after those who do.  Such men make independence and liberty possible. Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 – 43o BC) was a Roman Senator who wanted to retire from public life. … Continue reading

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