Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy 25th Anniversary to Mrs. Arminius!

I wanted to share something positive with you all today. Today my wife and I celebrate 25 years of being married. We met on our very first day of college, but we did not start dating until the following spring. We started our marriage with hopes and dreams. Although we wanted children, it was several years before we brought into this world our oldest son. He is now out on his own, making his own unique mark on the world. Four more children would follow, a daughter and three more sons who are still at home.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Great Unmasking, Part IV

In the era of the Great Unmasking, do not forget your local communities either. The unmasking is not just on the national and world scene. It is also occurring in your states, nearby cities, and in your local communities as well. Case in point, Madison, Wisconsin.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Great Unmasking, Part III

Just when you think that situations could not get any more insane, the leftist progressives say "hold my light foam, half caf, organic only, fair trade only, soy milk iced latte."

I am reminded of VADM James Stockdale's stoic motto: "You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end - which you can never afford to lose - with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."

Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Great Unmasking, Part II

I tired rather quickly of the non stop coverage of the deaths and funerals of two people this week.

While they were people of note, none the less, their prolonged exits from this plane, even after sloughing off this mortal coil, would have put some of the death celebrations from the pagans of old to shame.


Monday, August 27, 2018

The Great Unmasking.

I have long said that we live in very interesting times. But lately, it has become breathtaking. Literally take your pick of the subject and you will be hard pressed to not discuss radical change, news, or some such "extreme" opinions.

I want to suggest a slightly different take on what is really going on.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Live Life. Additional Thoughts.

https://wearethenewbarbarians.blogspot.com/2014/09/you-dont-choose-life-you-live-one.html

"You Don't Choose A Life, You Live One."


This quote comes from a line the movie "The Way" that I watched this summer while at Fort Knox. In a nutshell, the story follows a widower whose only child dies on the Camino De Santiago (CDS) in Europe. As a last minute change of mind and heart, the father chooses to finish his son's pilgrimage, challenging and changing his own life. The CDS is a pilgrimage of about seven hundred miles. Many have died on the trail. Parts of the story are told through flashback discussions between the father and his son. The above quote is from one of those discussions.

In many ways our life's journey is much like a pilgrimage. Much like the father in The Way, we may think that we have our lives down pat. A career, a house, some adversity (but not too much) on the way, a family, yet, many people yearn for a more meaningful life. Some attempt to find this through faith, volunteerism, or diving more deeply into their career. Others chose drugs to "open" their mind. Sometimes we have to allow our lives to be altered in other ways. But what if there was a more profound way to change our lives and find meaning in it. One that accepts the journey, not just the destination.