Author Archives: Phil Christensen

About Phil Christensen

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

The Real Lessons From Roy Moore & Al Franken.

Moore and Franken – How NOT to win. You would have thought by now, having been shown how to win, that the Republicans would have gotten on board. The lessons from the Roy Moore and Al Franken kerfuffle are the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Sutherland Springs, TX.

Sutherland Springs: Should Have Been A Typical Sunday. A man walks into a Church. Heeding the Apostle Paul’s call to assemble together. Seeking fellowship, seeking to draw closer to his creator.  It’s a typical Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Tx.  Or … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration.

The Road of Kings, by Robert E. Howard. Gleaming shell of an outworn lie, fable of Right Divine. You gained your crowns by heritage, but Blood was the price of mine. The throne that I won by blood and sweat, … Continue reading

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Gray Matter Shavings – Random Thoughts From The Week Of 10/23/17.

A Pinch of Gray Matter.  Thoughts that just won’t stop. I need to get a better hobby. A communist will tell you that communism has never worked because the right people never tried it.  I guess the right people have … Continue reading

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The Colonel In His Garden Part Two

Mid-Autumn Garden. It’s a wet Columbus Day.  Tropical Depression Nate passed through Pennsylvania this morning on its way the New England.  The Garden is full of surprises. A better gardener than I would have everything pulled up and covered by … Continue reading

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Life Is A Highway – Reflections On Las Vegas

Life really is a highway – here’s why. It only takes one. One guy to screw things up.  Because life is a highway.  Great when it functions as designed.  Beyond aggravating when it doesn’t. Consider the following: A mousetrap has … Continue reading

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The NFL Controversy – To Knee Or Not To Knee

First, The President. Donald Trump will continue to do what got him here. Internalize this simple principle, and one need never be puzzled y his behavior again. This explains everything he says and does, and it explains why he inserts … Continue reading

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Greetings, Blessings, & Words No One Uses Anymore, Part I

The Greeting… Words have meaning, even words we don’t use.  Sometimes several events tend to amalgamate into a single memory. I’m standing in the living room of my in-law’s home. It’s time to go. Tomorrow, Lois and I are going … Continue reading

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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.

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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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