Does Ministry bring misery?

Years ago, when I was barely in my teens, I told an elderly man related to me that I was thinking of becoming a minister. He smiled, shook his head and said “well at least it’s a soft job.” (click on the blog's bold title to read the whole.)

Capital Punishment, still a horror.

Albert Camus, the French philosopher of the 20th century, said many wise things, but the one that stays with me has to do with the death penalty, now being reconsidered. “Capital punishment,” he said, “is the most premediated of murders…” Well said. (click on the blog's bold title to read the whole.)

It’s Worth The Risk, Isn’t It?

Yesterday, it happened again: in the evening at a club, five overdoses of drugs, one of them fentanyl, claimed the life of a very young woman, and left the others in serious condition. (Click on the blog's bold title to read the whole.)

Are the Peacekeepers keeping Peace?

Nelson Mandela, one of the most honourable and honoured men of human history, once said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.” (click on the blog's bold title to read the whole.)

Our Youth and Their Future

An eminent American psychologist and observer of sexual life and its relevance in youth , Dr. James Murphy, said not long ago : “College drinking is still viewed as a harmless site of passage, when in fact, college students are drinking more than any other age or demographic group…”. (click on the blog's bold title to read the whole.)

A few words, then over to Charles Blow.

Barbara and I are on our winter break in the south. We read The New York Times daily. I trust its ethics and its credibility. This morning – 50 days after the Trump victory – it ran a column by Chares Blow, an established and respected member of its staff. (cllick on the blog's bold title to read the whole.)