Ten years ago this week, my wife Carol and I were married in a very unique ceremony. I […]
Archive for April 2019
World Religions Founded by Atheists?
This is something I’ve considered for a long time: Were the World Religions Founded by Atheists? The philosopher Socrates is […]
John Muir’s Birthday
April 21, 1838. Naturalist-to-be John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland. I think it’s a day worthy of celebrating as […]
No Holidays for Animals
One of our neighbors came calling this morning of Passover and Easter weekend. A black bear sauntered across the patio […]
Cataloochee in B&W
One of our favorite (and closest) areas within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee Valley offers trails and trees, wilderness, […]
Do We Really See Our World?
I wonder sometimes. How dragonflies see the world (BBC) Amazement. . .
Saving Jesus, Again
Time for my annual “Secular Sermon” for “Holy Week.” If you feel a bit sorry for Jesus, or at least […]
Choosing New Trails and Bridges
No big surprise. There are now more Nones than Nuns. This latest survey finds “No Religion” is just about the […]
When a Pastor Bites their Tongue
I used to be a Presbyterian minister, so I paid closer attention to this story from Raleigh, NC. The pastor […]