Category: Weekly Rant

  • I Hate Lies, Especially in the News

    I Hate Lies, Especially in the News

    There are many types of ways to lie. You can straight out lie where nothing you say includes the truth. You can tell a half-truth, where only half of what you say includes truth. Also, you can also say nothing and lie by omission. All of the lies have consequences. It’s even worse when lies […]

  • Religion Is An Important Part of Our Lives

    Religion Is An Important Part of Our Lives

    Recently I read an article from MSNBC that talked about how people associating with religion has fallen, especially among the younger generations. I find this news concerning. Religion is important. It helps people trust others, gives a moral compass, and gives a sense of community. Religion Helps With Trust Religion requires belief, faith, and trust. […]

  • Setting a Dangerous Precedence

    Setting a Dangerous Precedence

    I look out at this world, read the news, and wonder what happened to us. We have not changed for the better. Rather we have changed for the worse. All I can think is that we are setting dangerous precedence and making a mess. Our society has gone from moving in the way to actually […]

  • Shhh, Don’t Think, Let the Experts Decide For You

    Shhh, Don’t Think, Let the Experts Decide For You

    Before I begin my weekly rant, let me start by saying that Georgia suffered an incredible tragedy this week. One man went on a murder spree, killing eight people. My prayers and heart are with the families and friends of these victims. They did not deserve to die. Sadly, the media and others have decided […]

  • Once Upon A Time, We Had Freedom of Speech

    Once Upon A Time, We Had Freedom of Speech

    Once upon a time, not so long ago, people could have private conversations without concern of it leaking. Teachers could discuss their classes without the worry of losing their job. People understood and used freedom of speech. Once upon a time, people asked questions. Words that were spoken that sounded wrong could be explained without […]

  • Cancel Culture Equals Censorship

    Cancel Culture Equals Censorship

    If you look at it honestly, cancel culture equals censorship. By canceling someone or something, the people are trying the censor it. Ray Bradbury said, β€œThere is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” He was not wrong. Today people call censorship […]

  • What Does Race Have To Do With It?

    What Does Race Have To Do With It?

    The great man Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have A Dream” speech said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He worked hard to achieve […]

  • Do You Know What Your Children Are Learning?

    Do You Know What Your Children Are Learning?

    Like thousands of other parents, I send my children to public school. I expect teachers to teach my children the basics of reading, writing, math, history, and science. Honestly, with all the knowledge available, I expect to gain a wide range of information about the subjects. Still, I can’t say I completely know what my […]

  • Misleading Headlines Hurt the Public and Peace

    Misleading Headlines Hurt the Public and Peace

    Each day I open a different major news network website with the purpose of reading the news. I deliberately try to find news that brings a smile to my face and share it on my blog. Too often we only hear the bad news, so I try to emphasize the good or funny. I think […]

  • Let Children Learn To Grow Up

    Let Children Learn To Grow Up

    This morning I went shopping with my three children. We had several things to buy. My middle child insisted on buying something. As I had other priorities, I told him not now. There will be other chances to buy things. He proceeded to throw a fit. Not the pounding the floor fit, but the crying, […]