Category: Culture

  • Hail, the Conquering Hero!

    I am thankful for Joe Boris, a history/sociology teacher at State College Area High School. He is retiring this year, after 40 years at State High. The number of students he’s touched is in the tens of thousands and there isn’t one who knows Joe at all that doesn’t love him. Or at least will […]

  • And now, for something completely different…

    I am thankful that I live in the community I do. It’s not everyday or everywhere you see messages like this sent from the local middle school: CC: PFMS- Please be Advised Dear Parents and Guardians, This afternoon we were informed that a bear and her three cubs were spotted in the Park Forest area. […]

  • Cars

    I am thankful for automobiles. Cars. The ability to get me & my stuff from point A to point B in a modicum of comfort, safety, and economy. My first ride was…not pictured at left. It was a Super Beetle.   This is what I wanted for quite a long while…the Aptera. Might as well […]

  • Musical Monday: Memorial Day 2013 Freedom isn’t free               Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.                                                               […]

  • Sunday’s Spiritual Spin: The Fallen

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for my brothers and sisters in arms who have fallen in the line of duty. Memorial Day is the day on which we honor those who gave their lives in defense of our country. It is no surprise that nearly all Americans recognize this honor, regardless of their viewpoints on […]

  • Thoughtful Thursdays: BSA Membership Decision

    I am thankful for the Boy Scouts of America. I started my adventures in Scouting in April of 1970, when I became a Bobcat (Cub) Scout. I have thoroughly enjoyed Scouting. PLEASE BE ADVISED: I usually put in at least a little bit of thought into my posts and try very diligently not to post […]

  • Sunday Spin: Fellowship V

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for Fellowship. What is called the Communion of the Saints in many of Creeds. You may have noticed that. What you may not know is that most Believers spell Fellowship this way: F O O D* With a potluck lunch after service today, what can I say? Om, nom, nom, […]

  • Armed Forces Day, 2013

    I am thankful for our  Armed Forces, the men and women who swore an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our rights. President Harry S Truman led the effort to establish this holiday for citizens to come together and thank military members […]

  • Culture Shock

    I am thankful for books like Culture Shock: Korea. For  me, it was a relatively quick read, about a half a day, but it has all manner of cultural information that I’m sure I’ll be looking up again before and after I get to Korea. Some of the information wasn’t new; the internet is a […]

  • Sunday’s Spiritual Spin: Klatuu, Barada, Necktie…

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for the Trinity Knot. Looks like this and I think it’s pretty cool: Of course, there is the obvious connection here, on a Sunday, for me, a Chaplain. For those not of an orthodox Christian persuasion, the Trinity is a doctrine (teaching) about God and Who He is, based on […]