The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Category Archives: Hearth and Altar
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
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
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
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
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
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
The War On Poverty has failed. As a nation, we need to come to terms with this very simple fact. If not, then the system will collapse of its own weight, because the current model is unsustainable. I’m from the government … Continue reading
A few selections from the shelves. This post contains affiliate links. Mozart – 1756 -1791. I’ve lost lost tract of just how many of Mozart’s works I have on my possession. Between CD’s (I still purchase them once in a while) … Continue reading
The Tree. Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg, George III’s consort is generally credited with ordering the first Christmas Tree in England, making it enormously popular with the aristocracy of the time.
March, 1945. A war-ravaged continent, a bridge called Ludendorff, and a town called Remagen. Die-hard patches of snow littered the ground here and there. Months before, the German Wehrmacht launched a daring winter offensive, nearly negating the hard-fought Allied gains … Continue reading