Category Archives: Independent Thinking

The State of our Union.

Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military … Continue reading

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A Voice from Heaven and a Doubting Thomas.

It amazes me that we can’t live and let live. The recent story of a baby stranded in a car for 14 hours within inches of a freezing river is an incredible story of either luck and survival (if you … Continue reading

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Martyrs to the Faith-An Ash Wednesday Reflection

As I sat in church I couldn’t help but think that 20 families in Egypt enter Lent with a needless absence of a family member. Yet, lent is about renewal and forgiveness. As a nation we must stand against such … Continue reading

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Twelve debts of Christmas.

Over the next twelve days I will be writing about the twelve debts of Christmas. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the holidays, no matter if it is financial, emotional, mental or simply exhaustion these posts are for you! So … Continue reading

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920. 1. The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I … Continue reading

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Food for Worms.

One of my favorite movies is Dead Poets Society. This movie shaped my adolescence in a similar fashion to Catcher in the Rye, A Separate Peace and the Chocolate War. This movie introduced me to the term ‘Carpe Diem’, ‘Seize … Continue reading

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Cows.

People are real good about closing the gate once all the cows get out.   You can quote her on that…Kathy Smith August 1, 2014

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