When I was sick two weekends ago, I decided to catch up on some movies I had really wanted to see but couldn’t interest anyone else in seeing with me. One of those movies was Nebraska, the 2013 much-lauded comedy/drama starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. Overall, I thought the film was pretty good, and I… Read More


One week ago today, I was in the process of working an 11-hour day. The next day, I played basketball in my driveway. The day after that, I went to church that morning and attended a Super Bowl party that evening. Since that time, I have worked a day-and-a-half. I found out I have the… Read More


Oh, America, America. What has happened to you? I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised. I mean, it’s been this way for years and years now. The ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, even during this young century: Everyone is looking for love. Everyone wants to be loved. Everyone wants to give love to someone else. Everyone… Read More


Even when it is not working properly, I am routinely amazed by the complexities of the human brain. I am baffled as to how anyone could question whether human beings are the handiwork of a divine creator, when every single person on the planet has a mind which interprets things in its own, totally unique… Read More


What happens when America’s Favorite Dad has to deal with allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women on several different occasions? Tune in to Must-See TV this week to find out! Okay, that may be the most inappropriate introduction to any post I’ve ever written on this blog, but, good grief, how else can a… Read More


I recently finished reading the book Dream Team, by Jack McCallum. If you’re even remotely a fan of professional basketball, I’d highly recommend picking it up, as it provides a fascinating look at how some of the most cutthroat competitors in the history of sports managed to put aside their professional rivalries long enough to win… Read More


Question: What is the chief end of man? Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever. It’s so easy to pick on the Osteens. From the Texas-inspired drawl that creeps into their speech from time to time to the weird plastic-y shine on their faces to the way they fumble… Read More


Okay, you got me. I fell for it. You got what you wanted. But that’s it. No more. I’m done. I, like many internet dwellers this morning, checked the Yahoo! homepage this morning to find a story trumpeting the following headline: “Newspaper runs headline referring to President Obama as N-word.” Thinking that no one with… Read More


Before I get started, let me just clarify one thing: KFC is Kentucky Fried Chicken. That’s what I still call it most of the time, and that’s not just because I’m old and crotchety. However many years ago the company changed the name, they wanted to take the emphasis off the word “chicken” because they… Read More


As a result of my depression, I’ve been ashamed about a lot of things in my life that I didn’t really need to be. For instance, if I saw someone I knew at Walmart but decided I didn’t want to talk to them for some reason and ducked down an aisle to avoid them, I… Read More