A big vocabulary is not a vice

Big vocabulary, complexity, and academia are not a vices. Too often I am seeing pushback when smart people use big words, many words, or complexity. We need to stop with the anti-intellectualism. Trichotomy The Bible takes three views on a person: wise, foolish, and naive. Only one is acceptable. In Proverbs to be truly wise […]

You’re unique unless…

You are unique, unless you are a boy. Then you are just trouble. We say people should be themselves, unless you are a boy. Then you are just trouble. We say education should be equal, unless you are a boy. Then you are just trouble. We say people should be well mannered, unless you are […]

The cure

Incivility will not cure incivility. Bigotry will not cure bigotry. Anger will not cure anger. Pride will not cure pride. Graciousness is the balm for incivility. Compassion is ointment for bigotry. Forgiveness is surgery to heal anger. Servanthood is the hospital for curing pride.

Fountain Pen Friday: Goulet

In my discovery of fountain pens and the fountain pen world, I discovered a company via YouTube that is brilliant. In answering the: How do I get started with fountain Pens? Go to Gouletpens.com. But there is more to fountain pens then the pen or a business selling pens. Informative Brian posted tons of video, […]

To my friends both right and left

  We read reports of those on the right causing dissention, dividing, being bigoted, etc.. In those spheres there is no disagreement, so it must be true.  We read reports of those on the left causing dissention, dividing, being bigoted, etc.. In those spheres  there is no disagreement, so it must be true. To disagree with […]

Fountain Pen Friday

 One of my core values is to enjoy the simple things of life. One such fairly recent thing is the world of fountain pens. Friday’s will be devoted to all things fountain pen related. Many ask me questions, and so I’ll dump such answers here. To start out, this my journey to the promise pen… […]

Fear or cowardice?

It is not wrong to fear. We all have fear. I wonder though if because of fear we act out of cowardice instead of courage? The presidential elections, the economy, that awful food we’re about to eat a dinner. Fear is ok, but I’m starting to wander if cowardice is. When we do not engage […]