Transmogrify

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

Silence

People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dare Disturb the sound of silence. Simon and Garfunkel By Dr. Jim Ferguson When an idea for an essay presents itself, I’ve learned to make a note because the thought may disappear, and every week a column […]

Sleepers

Silence in the face of evil is evil itself; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. Dietrich Bonhoeffer By Dr. Jim Ferguson It is now April 1st and Maundy Thursday as I begin this essay during Easter week. I am usually better organized writing […]

Reading and writing

Anything you dream is fiction. Anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction. Ray Bradberry By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m always on the lookout for a story, especially an essay topic. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about communication and especially about writing. Each week for the last […]

Euphemisms

“A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom and the force introduced for good purposes will end up in the hands of people who will use it to promote their own interests.” Milton Friedman   By Dr. […]

Fools

Fools don’t change, don’t take correction, don’t take responsibility, and don’t adjust to truth. Instead they skew the facts and rewrite history to justify their behavior.’ Henry Cloud By Dr. Jim Ferguson The insanity worsens every day. Surrealism is an art movement perhaps best exemplified by Salvador Dali’s painting of melting clocks. As I look […]

The Inward Eye

I gazed-and gazed-but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils” William Wordsworth By Dr. […]

Scoring

  “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost By Dr. Jim Ferguson I scored last week, but not in the vernacular sense and certainly not as defined in the urban dictionary. After trying for over a month to get […]

Influencers

For in him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28 Our days might come to 70 years, or 80 if our strength endures… Psalm 90:10 By Dr. Jim Ferguson I didn’t know the term influencer until the last year or so. Perhaps this is because I am largely absent from social media. […]

Questions

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Was FDR correct?” I guess I’m getting older because the number one question among my peers is, “Did you get it?” No, not the “stimulus check,” the Covid vaccine! Since I won’t be 70 until May I don’t […]

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