Out with the old…

It has been just a bit more than 10 years since I started blogging. I don't much like change, but after all that time my old blogging platform had become cranky and unreliable. So I threw out the BandAids and moved to WordPress. That move has allowed me to fix things that were broken, add some new ... Continue reading

Dangerously familiar

We call them "foreign" countries because they're different. I am in Oaxaca, Mexico for about a month. I'm out of drinking water at present, which means a walk down the block later this morning to buy a 20-liter garrafón for my water dispenser. Or, I could just boil water from the tap and let it ... Continue reading

Time for change?

Can a presidential candidate get through a speech without promising Change? ... Change to what or from what or instead of what - all that goes unspecified. ... We the People are simply expected to react favorably to any mention of Change. Call it the political version of a Pavlovian response. The ... Continue reading

Language diversity and taxis

Public transportation takes many forms in the little Zapotec town where I have been living for the past week. There are buses to carry you to nearby cities and collective taxis that squeeze in 5 passengers at a time, the cost split between them all. For local public transport there is the bicycle ... Continue reading

Political tremors

I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down. I feel my heart start trembling Whenever you're around. —Carole King The story of geology has been one of letting go of permanence: from a world created just as it should be by God, we now have a world in flux. ... ... Continue reading

Renaissance man

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried. —GK Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World Jesus replied, "I assure you, unless you are born again, you can never see the Kingdom of God." — John 3:3, NLT We like things uncomplicated. Life is ... Continue reading