Cool Things From Created From the Covid Circumstances

I’ve seen a lot of really cool and inspiring things that people have created out of the challenging circumstance that Covid has created. I deiced today that I want to start keeping a list of them…it’s a small list so far, if you have any others you know about, add them to the comments.

What’s in the Name

Listen to six individuals share their views on whether Universities should change the names of their buildings. Three women, three men, different faiths, ages 24-60, one black, five white. Currently, there are many petitions throughout the country petitioning a name change of University buildings if the building is named after an individual that was a…

Is Obedience Always Morally Honorable?

Click play or keep reading Alexander Holmes had been at sea since his tenth birthday. By the time he was twenty-six-years old he had a reputation for being a respectful seaman and a competent fellow who followed commands without complaint. He was a good sailor who caused no trouble within the crew and always did…

Obedience

See the PDF for the notes and references. Introduction  Captain George Harris spoke highly of his sailor Alexander Holmes saying “I never had a better man on board my ship. He was a first-rate man and was always obedient to officers.” Alexander Holmes was a Swedish-born sailor and had been at sea since his tenth…

Is it Virtuous to be Obedient?

The courtroom grew quite with subdued anticipation as prosecutor Oliver Hopkinson asked his lead witness Bridget McGee to describe the events as she experienced them.  A year earlier, she had left the port of Liverpool, England in the spring of 1841 joining 65 Scotch and Irish emigrants passengers leaving their homelands behind with anxious hope…

Oppressing the Oppressors

Would the Oppressed become the Oppressor if given the chance? this is one i think is better to listen to than to read, if for no other reason but to hear Maya angelou’s voice. The history of the world is filled with stories of individuals and groups confronting injustice and oppression. The caste system cruelly…

When God’s Mysteries Aren’t Mysterious

I doubt that I’m the first one to come up with the idea of an audioblog, but that’s what this is, an audioblog. You can read or listen to it. Enjoy. Why is it that when we have the privilege of glimpsing God’s hand, we are tempted to strip away His majesty and power? A…

Eavesdropping on the Harlem Writers Guild

“Well, in this group we remind each other that talent is not enough. You’ve got to work Write each sentence over and over again, until it seems you’ve used every combination possible, then write it again.” Maya Angelou, The Hear of A Woman p.49 I listened in on a writers group that occurred before I…

Is it noble to stick it out in a hard marriage?

If two people make it to their 50 wedding anniversary, is that accomplishment honorable and noble? My grandma and grandpa Flanders meet in the 1940s. They were married on December 20, 1944 when Grandpa was home on leave for two weeks. A few days after their wedding Grandpa left again with the Navy to continue…

The Count of Monte Cristo and Success

I lost count at how many attempts I made to read The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s a big book. While I was in elementary I read Ramona Quimby age 8, The Candy Corn Contest, and Flubber. I even read a couple of the Baby Sitters Club books. But that’s the extent of my reading…