Category Archives: Where This Road Goes

Exploring the logical consequences of our choices


How Then Should We Pray

Killing Grounds

Hand in The Fire


The Titanic – Picking the Bones Clean

Dr. Martin Luther Kings Favorite Poem

The Third Thing We Learn

Beds We Lie In

Short Round

$4,000.00 Per Word

Genetic Mutation: The Way That Won’t

The Faith of Our fathers

Sandra Fluke; The Ancient Tale

A Parable


Evolution: The Work That Doesn’t


Atheism: The Belief That Isn’t



I’ve Looked at Clouds From Both Sides Now

The Great Divide

“The Load of Their Loveless Pity”

Never Got Off the Ground

Tell it to Lincoln

What Did They Fear?

Of Splinters and Wounds pt 2

Of Splinters and Wounds-part 1

A Ghost Story

When the Mountain Falls

The Shape of Fear

A Little Learning–

How Much is a Trillion Dollars

Everything in its Place



       I was cooking up the three hundredth bowl of oatmeal for my eighty-four year old mother, when I decided to add the new product that I had discovered in the grocery store.

I took the jar out of the cabinet and scanned the label with increasing satisfaction; folic acid 20%, vitamin E 20%, magnesium 10%, thiamine 15%, phosphorus 10%, zinc 10%.

_________ Wheat Germ-toasted. Boy, she’ll be running laps around the block with this stuff, I thought.

    Dishing out a portion of oatmeal, I sprinkled  two tbsp. of the miraculous powder over the top and proudly set the bowl on the table.I stepped back in order to better see the look of struck dumb amazement and delight certain to appear on her face.

  ” Whats this?”  I whipped out the jar and set it in front of her.

   She tilted her head back to peer through the bottom of her bifocals, slowly mouthed the label ,and said;

   “Oh yes, daddy used to buy hundred pound bags of this to feed the hogs and cows.”

Where This Road Goes

Do It Right

Christmas Day

I think it’s instructive to remember that when Christ was born in Bethlehem, Judea, the official announcement by Heaven that the greatest event in human history, up to that time, had occurred, was given in a dark field, outside of the cities and towns, to a handful of anonymous shepherds.

While emperors planned, and powerful men and women spun designs for conquest and acquisition; the event that would shape the destiny of all  mankind, that would change the face of the entire earth; that would establish forever the point from which time itself would be measured, had played itself out in a forgotten corner of a minor province. And no-one knew except a handful of shepherds.

I’m not certain where shepherds stood on the social scale of Judea, I suspect they were closer to the bottom than the top. But for one glorious night, in an empty field, while all the world slept, they alone knew.