Saving Our Lives (in ‘Nam) – Redux by ST

I don’t know any men who served in VietNam. Because I had an intimate working-class friend, I did make the acquaintance of one or two of them briefly. But of the doctors and lawyers I know, my circle: no. My title is a reference to a tag line from the immediate post VietNam era: “He … Continue reading Saving Our Lives (in ‘Nam) – Redux by ST

Operation SEARCHLIGHT

https://dailyhistory.org/images/7/70/East_bengali_trying_to_rescue_woman.jpg Bengali rape victim The Pakistani soldiers sent to 'liberate' Bangladesh were under orders to purify the country by impregnating the Bengali women with "muslim fetuses." The woman in the photo may have been fortunate in that someone for some reason appears to be trying to save her. The Pakistan military set up 'rape camps' … Continue reading Operation SEARCHLIGHT

North Star

There is but one immutable guiding light. Forever fixed in the heavens - it does not, cannot rise or set. The North Star is the pilgrims guide to knowledge. Follow your beacon without fear through good and bad. If you remain steadfast and humble in seeking wisdom, she will lead to peace, love, meaning, purpose, … Continue reading North Star

North Star

There is but one immutable guiding light. Forever fixed in the heavens - it does not, cannot rise or set. The North Star is the pilgrims guide to knowledge. Follow your beacon without fear through good and bad. If you remain steadfast and humble in seeking wisdom, she will lead to peace, love, meaning, purpose, … Continue reading North Star

Thoughts From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advice in Adversity from CSL (via a friend once known as Pseudodyonisius)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! This showed up on my News Feed on Facebook today. I'm sharing it on "throwback Thursday" here as a snack to tide us over until our next extended visit with C. S. Lewis. The friend (with whom some here are also acquainted) who posted it has a knack for … Continue reading Thoughts From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advice in Adversity from CSL (via a friend once known as Pseudodyonisius)

North Star

There is but one immutable guiding light. Forever fixed in the heavens - it does not, cannot rise or set. The North Star is the pilgrims guide to knowledge. Follow your beacon without fear through good and bad. If you remain steadfast and humble in seeking wisdom, she will lead to peace, love, meaning, purpose, … Continue reading North Star

Thought You’d Gone Crazy or Something

That’s what my younger brother (then 15 years old) said to me (16, dangerous with a car and drivers license) after my dip in the lake. One summer we both got jobs on the local 9 hole public golf course. $1.25 an hour and we were worth almost every penny of it. The course manager … Continue reading Thought You’d Gone Crazy or Something