Come closer. I have another story to tell you. Astounding. Incredible. Fabulous tale of Dimitrios, an evil genius whose crimes baffled the continent for 20 years.
So opens The Mask of Dimitrios, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s choice for movie night on July 27th, 1944, during his conference in Honolulu with General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz.
The movie’s intriguing opening is a fitting introduction to the outlandish but increasingly likely story of FDR and the Port Chicago explosion. The massive blast at the remote Naval Ammunition Depot near San Francisco had taken place just ten days earlier…
“Houston, we have a problem.”
The astronauts on Apollo 13 were talking to the engineers in the control room. (Isn’t that the most remarkable thing though? They were in space, speaking to mere earthlings, asking earth-bound people for help!)
Amazing! We use gadgets made of plastic and metal to communicate with folks all over the world.
So, why would the Source of the stuff that is the source of plastic and metal, be unable to communicate with people, who can make talk-gadgets out of plastic and metal? …
There’s always room for improvement.
Years ago, when I was working for Florida Power & Light Company, I was part of a quality improvement team. We were taught a process for working together to identify and implement needed improvements in our department.
I remembered the seven steps later when I went to work for an elementary school in Montgomery County, Maryland. With the principal’s approval, my colleagues and I adapted the program and used it to win a large grant. I recall the remarkable sense of camaraderie. The staff welcomed the program because it was an effective way to address…
Voting is to democracy what eating is to living. Minimal action is essential; more may be better.
The other day I read a well-argued Facebook post in which a young man explained why he was not inclined to vote for Biden, even though he was thoroughly anti-Trump.
The thing is, an American voter cannot be against Trump without voting for Biden — or vice versa — because one of these two men is going to win the presidential election, and their victory will result from the number of votes they get. …
Now I wake me up to live!
I’ll give life all I have to give;
And if today I face a test,
and do my best.
Wherever I may go today,
May Love’s light guide me on the way.
With each breath and each step I take,
Be with me, Lord, for heaven’s sake.
It is a cold, cruel world.
Times are hard. Harder.
You are not alone if you sometimes feel like giving up. But (especially if you’re a Christian — and even if you’re not), when you are between a rock and a hard place, run to the Rock.
I’m blessed to be a blessing. Listen: I’ve got something to say.