Positivity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson With all the miserable news that daily bombards us, is it any wonder why people are despondent and huddle in fear? The journalistic mantra of, “If it bleeds, it leads,” is on full display these days. A recent Gallup poll found that 84% of Americans believe the media is the major […]

Fallout

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Last week I touched on the subject of education, historically designed to teach students the tools for discourse (the 3 Rs) and how to think clearly (reason). If done correctly and without indoctrination, education will provide the springboard for a lifetime of learning. Curiosity is also integral to learning, but not […]

Casualties

By Dr. Jim Ferguson There are many casualties of the Wuhan flu, “modern” liberalism and leftist philosophy. No, in this war in which we find ourselves, I cannot be reserved and politically correct. Going along to get along with the cancel culture crowd only emboldens the mob and tyranny. Daily I pray for strength and […]

Our 20/20 Project

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In 312 AD the world changed, and many remain unaware. In October of that year a momentous battle occurred at the Milvian Bridge on the Tiber River in Italy. The formidable army of Roman General Maxentius was in control of the walled city of Rome. He was opposed by the smaller […]

Susurrus

Susurrus

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Well, we made it back from the beach without incidence. The only difference I noted in our recent travel was the ubiquitous mask that even our airport’s Smokey bears are forced to wear. Sadly, most of us can now complain, “I can’t breathe.” I would like to give a shout out […]

Showing up

 By Dr. Jim Ferguson When your children invite you to dinner or to travel with them, you show up. I’m not a beach person. I prefer a mountain stream “far from the madding crowd.” But, since it’s more about the journey than the destination, Becky and I will spend The Fourth at the beach with […]

Absurdity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Surrealism is an art style which features illogical dreamlike visions in contradiction to reality. Perhaps the most famous depiction of surrealism is Salvador Dali’s melting clocks in his painting “The Persistence of Memory.” Unfortunately, Dali’s nightmare-like visions have become reality in America’s 2020 cultural revolution. The absurdity is that anarchists are […]

Push Back

By Dr. Jim Ferguson You would have to be proverbially brain dead to be unaware of the state of affairs in America. Political animus, the COVID-19 pandemic, a damaged economy with destroyed livelihoods, the left’s hatred of the President and America, Chinese communism on the move, race riots and lawlessness read like Bill Murray’s intro […]

The Mob

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I came of age during the counterculture revolution of the 1960s. I did not burn my draft card, but I remember the Vietnam War and protests, the race riots of Watts and the assassinations of President John Kennedy and Reverend Martin Luther King. I suspect modern day teenagers and twenty-somethings will […]

The Last Days

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Have you noticed that the COVID-19 pandemic has virtually disappeared from America? Even the Weather Channel app has removed CCOVID-19 tallies. The new crisis is the protest over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman. As tragic as this man’s death is, the riots and looting […]