Yeah, We Love Our Pets

Puppies and kittens, dogs and cats–lots of huggable moments in this video. Sorry I couldn’t get one with hamsters and iguanas in it, too, but them’s the breaks.

Was God good and great and wise to build love into us, or what?


Homage to a Butterfly

Mr. Nature here–and I can’t let this year go by without paying homage to the tiger swallowtail butterfly, one of my favorite creations by God’s mind and hands.

These tigers are holding a convention on a stand of buttonbush. I’ve never seen so many in one place. Around here, you just see one now and then, alone. But then we don’t have any buttonbush to attract them.

Mrs. Nature is thinking next year’s garden might be better as a butterfly garden–milkweed for the monarchs, and assorted wildflowers for the rest. I’m all for it. Maybe this’ll be my chance finally to see a hummingbird.


…And See What Comes Out!

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In Snorri Sturlusson’s history of King Harald I of Norway, written in the Middle Ages, he reports that Harald married a queen who had a reputation for practicing witchcraft. When she died, Harald was so distraught that he forbade anyone to move her body. Amazingly, the corpse, just left on the bed for month after month, did not decay. But finally, when they had to do something about the bedding, they turned her over–and she burst wide open, and a multitude of hideous little monsters swarmed out of her body, which instantly decayed.

Hmm… Was Snorri actually writing about America’s college and university system in 2017?

I visited The College Fix today (http://www.thecollegefix.com/), and it was so full of revolting news reports, I didn’t know where to begin. Catholic college, Georgetown, punishes students for promoting Catholic teachings on marriage. Smith College Queer Studies program–yes, you can get a degree in that, and don’t even ask what it costs–seeks to “disrupt normative sex,” only aberrant sex allowed. Another college teaches that “white people slaughtered and maimed their way to the top” and need to be brought down, I guess so other groups can have their turn to slaughter and maim people. And on and on and on, one after another. I just can’t zero in on any one of them. I couldn’t even get up the nerve to count them.

What are our colleges doing to us? If all these millions of students actually come to believe the drivel they’ve been taught, so ripe with hate, fury, and the potential for violence, what kind of hell-hole will America be turned into, in their hands? Think about it: someone’s got to.

Shut them down. Cut off the money and shut them down. Find some other means of higher education. And maybe someday we can build new colleges where decency and sanity prevail.

But first put a stop what what all these schools are doing.


I’m Back (and News about ‘The Silver Trumpet’)

Thank you, Lord, they’ve glued my crown back on and now I can get back to work. Of course, of course, they found another few things they’d like to work on. But not just yet.

Artist Kirk DouPonce, who’s done all my covers so far, says he’s soon be ready with a cover for The Silver Trumpet (No. 10 in the Bell Mountain series). I can’t wait to see it. And if I’m able to find out how to transfer it from email to this blog, I’ll post it for you.


Too Dirty for Adults, but Fine for Kids?

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As Australia nears a vote on whether to impose same-sex pseudomarriage on herself, the Australian media are working overtime to keep the “No” vote’s message from the people.

So another “No” ad has been banned from Aussie TV, only allowed to be shown late at night. Why? Because the content is so, well, provoking. And “explicit.”

And where does the content come from?

Word for word from the “Safe Schools”–never trust liberals saying anything is “safe”–sexuality education program (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/no-campaigns-tv-ad-deemed-too-explicit-banned-from-airing-until-late-at-night/news-story/584eb7c6918b91603b927b214dec6895). For instance, this: “It’s a total lie–” really?–” that all boys have ****s and all girls have vaginas.”

Adults aren’t allowed to hear that until after their bedtimes; but kids hear it every day in school, whether they want to or not.

When I substituted in a public high school some years ago, the only class I was never called upon to teach was “sex education.” If that teacher was absent, one of the vice principals had to baby-sit the class: no outsiders allowed. The textbooks were not allowed to leave the classroom. That was to keep parents from seeing what their kids were being taught.

Believe me, Australia: if you vote “Yes” for this abomination, you’ll be very, very sorry. And it’ll be way too late for sorry.


Another Black Eye for Evolution

Source: Another Black Eye for Evolution


‘Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing’I

I have to run to the dentist, and just have time to post this hymn, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: requested by “thewhiterabbit,” and I’m happy to be able to do it.


Tight Squeezes for Cats & Dogs

Why do they do this–jam themselves into really tight spaces? These cats and dogs are crazy.

And how come you never see videos of how they get out of these incredibly constricted spaces? We always see the cat going head-first into the glass ball half his size. So let’s see how he gets out!


Comment Contest Reminder

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Don’t anybody say I’m giving you short notice: there are only about 300 comments to go to reach lucky 20,000, and whoever posts that comment wins a prize.

A pyramid with your name on it–in neon hieroglyphics! A weekend on Solitude Island in the Siberian Arctic, with the celebrity of your choice! Rhinestone socks signed by Joe Collidge!

Or, if my plans for those prizes fall through, an autographed copy of one of my books.

Anyone can play, and all comments are eligible except: comments abusive to me or to another reader; blasphemy; any use of the f-bomb; ads thinly disguised as comments (it’s insulting); or comments simply to vapid to bother with.

Other than that, anything goes.


Nothing But the Tooth

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*Sigh*  Well, I tried, in my ham-fisted way, to reattach the lost crown. But it has these two little posts in it and I just couldn’t find the holes they’re supposed to fit into, so it’s off to the dentist tomorrow or the next day. Please pray they can simply glue it back without a fuss. They did it once before, with a different tooth. This crown is in better shape than that one was, so maybe they can. Amen!

Funny, isn’t it, how these things always happen on a Sunday or Christmas (yeah, I spent one Christmas morning at the dentist’s)?

Again, *sigh*.


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