Brandon stated: Dom Hélder Câmara talked about a ‘consistent ethic of life’, wherein *all* life possesses equal value, and the marked lack of a consistent ethic of life has been one of my long standing critiques of the “pro-life” (or more appropriately: “anti-abortion”) movement. Links to http://thelewisnote.blogspot.com/2014/02/why-miscarriage-matters-if-youre-pro.html When you spit the “anti-abortion” movement into its sexual purity vs the life aspect, the inconsistency almost completely goes away if one looks at the sexual purity side alone. Alas, said splitting off often leads to … Continue reading Consistent Ethic of Life?
A fellow from my aviation universe posted a seemingly very well thought out conservative argument against SSM. It was not meant to convince, but more so to help others understand his opposition to it. I have to give the author types a lot of credit, there was a lot of thought put into it, and unlike the hating types, these Christian aviation folks really seem to be trying to walk a Christlike path. It did receive a lot of praise, … Continue reading Problems w Conservative Argument Against SSM….
As pretty much everyone is aware, SCOTUS ruled in favor of SSM on Friday. Many celebrated with rainbow colored pictures, some expressed sadness and disagreement, and more than a few expressed great hate, anger, and condemnation. Its ok to disagree with the ruling, but when the fruits of the spirit get cast aside and replaced with hate we (Christianity in general) have a big problem I wrote on World Vision’s local church SSM autonomy policy and reversal about 15 months ago, where in I … Continue reading Ponderings on SSM
In my younger days, I pretty much lived at the airport. My boss, a member of the greatest generation, an Air Force Colonel, and a B17 captain had started a civilian flight school post retirement. Every once in a while he’d show me a letter from the USAF where they wanted him to return, and had even carved out some loopholes in order to make it possible for folks of his age… He often said it was tempting, but then … Continue reading Ponderings on Memorial Day
Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday… the word for the day is wow. One of the big things my old buddy emphasized in our hard core candor filled convo was “Let the Holy Spirit guide you”. A most appropriate set of words of wisdom for the 7th week of Easter just prior to Pentecost. Alas, like a lot of things, words said on one day don’t necessarily hit home until later, ie the last thing I was thinking of when we talked … Continue reading And the Rose Petals Went Flying
In my state of brain fade, I forgot to recharge my 18V batteries. As a result, no string trimming, no hedge trimming, and I only got a tiny bit of tilling done before the last remaining one took a dive… so its writing time. So, establishing a new normal… how? My buddies suggestion of some sort of impulse to clear my head logically makes sense. He said, get out of your element for a week, and then jump back into … Continue reading Waiting for my Batteries to Recharge
Yesterday was a freaky day, not one crash and burn thing. My guess this has a lot more to do with a cloud of witnesses praying for me, than it does any internal stuff getting fixed, but either way such is pretty cool. Its pretty freaky, in that my old tech group has really rallied to my aid. Its not that they did, as for the most part we’ve all been there for one another over the years… but the … Continue reading One Month has Passed
So, I had a long convo with an old business partner/friend. It was good to chat through things in a way where brutal honesty rules and no punches are pulled. That’s one of the cool bits about business… when decisions drive finance, you can’t beat around the bush or you will loose. Beyond that though, we’ve both been through the rough and tumble over the years, so despite hard core candor, there is never any question as to ones support … Continue reading A New Normal… but no idea
One of the guys in my CAD/CNC group said something profound today. “Its like running your outboard at full throttle, and then loosing the prop… ” Yep, that pretty much describes it. Caregiving over the long haul pretty much demands full throttle all the time… and when your spouse passes away, not only do you have the inertia of the rotation assembly, but the grief part easily turns into a overspeed situation with a high probability for runaway… Big picture … Continue reading Sharpening like my Grandpa
One of the things that I really miss, but is also a bit on the freaky side is the energy… and its crazy making stuff. There is this article that pops up periodically on my facebook feed and after googling around, I a bit I think I found it. It talks about a very long term research project, where they did physiological monitoring of couples and then rechecked things 6 years later. The raw physiological data was fascinating, in that for … Continue reading On Missing Her and being Outliers