The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a bunch of good people with bricks:

LOCAL//TEXASShooter stoned to death with bricks after opening fire at Fort Worth party, police sayMichael Williams, The Dallas Morning NewsJuly 26, 2021Updated: July 26, 2021 2:05 p.m. FORT WORTH, Texas — Party attendees beat a man to death with bricks early Monday after he opened fire at a Fort Worth party, police said. Another personContinue reading “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a bunch of good people with bricks:”

Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE From fairest creatures we desire increase,That thereby beauty’s rose might never die,But as the riper should by time decease,His tender heir might bear his memory;But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,Feed’st thy light’s flame with self-substantial fuel,Making a famine where abundance lies,Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.Thou thatContinue reading “Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase”

Fishing on the Susquehanna in July

BY BILLY COLLINS I have never been fishing on the Susquehannaor on any river for that matterto be perfectly honest. Not in July or any monthhave I had the pleasure—if it is a pleasure—of fishing on the Susquehanna. I am more likely to be foundin a quiet room like this one—a painting of a woman onContinue reading “Fishing on the Susquehanna in July”

Why I think of leaving the Church Update

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you this morning. I want to present some of my concerns about the Trinitarian Church. I begin with a discussion of my background; then a brief history of the reasons for the Nicene Creed; next I will parse it; and conclude with some general concerns. I comeContinue reading “Why I think of leaving the Church Update”

Excerpt from “An Essay on Man”

by Alexander Pope ALL are but parts of one stupendous whole,Whose body Nature is, and God the soul;That, changed through all, and yet in all the same,Great in the earth, as in th’ ethereal frame,Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze,Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees,Lives through all life, extends throughContinue reading “Excerpt from “An Essay on Man””