Month: August 2007

Notes from Norma … A Crabby Old Man

Crabby Old Man When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Tampa, Florida, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were… Read more »

Diet Soft Drinks Almost No Better

I can remember a patient who was a professor of biology looking at me in wonderment as he watched me sip some diet soda between patients. He knew that I knew better, but I said, “Hey there are no calories and no sugar.” He said, “True, but you know that carbonation makes it anti-nutrition.” According… Read more »

Prayer Requests

Nephew is having an eating disorder … he is loosing weight drastically, please pray for him Update from brother Pat: “ I am now on a transplant list for my liver and bile duct. They are sending back to … try and open up 2-more duct arteries. We have one open now, but the doctors… Read more »

The Week That Was

This will be an opinionated day … these will be short and sweet statements on the events surrounding the past week … kind of a ‘Reader’s Digest Version” of my deeper thoughts. Amidst the clamor over more taxes for bridges we once again have lost sight of logic. I am reminded of Winston Churchill who… Read more »

Rudi Giuliani has a plan …

Rudy Giuliani has a plan … a good one at that.  It is his solution to stop the illegal flow of immigrants into our nation.  It is certainly no secret that Rudy is fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Although it is difficult for any Centrist to take ultra liberals or conservatives seriously, I like his… Read more »

Atrocities by illegals … the last straw?

Perhaps the four recent problems with illegal aliens, punctuated by the execution style murder of three African American college students in Newark New Jersey last week, will be the death knell to the argument: ’only the good cross the border illegally’.  Every American should ask: why should any sovereign nation allow illegal immigration?  Somehow American… Read more »

On Logic and Falling Bridges

  According to Professor Peter Kreft of Boston University the reason that the West developed a superior technologic society when compared to the East was that it had the proper foundation.  Kreft contends that the West had: “right philosophy”, created by Socrates and the “right religion”, religion created by Jesus Christ.  Both Socrates and Jesus… Read more »