Tuckered Out!

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Oosh, I’m tired! I needed a longer weekend, but here it is, Monday again.

Will anybody be really mad at me if I just do my grocery shopping–no way I can get out of it–and then take the afternoon off? Lord willing, I’ll be back a little later with a critter video. Meanwhile, the pool of creativity needs re-filling.

Seems to be a lot of this going around, these days. Well, those last two or three years were really hard on lots and lots of people… and we haven’t yet got over them, have we?

Here’s My Radio Interview!

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(Don’t worry–it’s not an Ancient History lecture)

Wahoo! Here’s the audio of my interview with Del Eldred on his talk radio show yesterday.


Okay, I’m listening to it, and it doesn’t sound any worse than usual (gee, I wish I could do a Richard Burton voice!).

Anyway, here it is–and I hope you enjoy it.

I’m Going to Be on the Air

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I just can’t get off the launching pad today–maybe because it’s raining again, as it rained all weekend. I could go back to bed.

But I’ve got to sharpen up! A broadcaster in Wisconsin wants me to be a guest on his show: he liked my NWV column last week (“Government: The Problem, Not the Solution”), and it sounds like he wants to let me rock and roll.

Gee, it’s been a few years since I was on the air. I hope I don’t start babbling.

Well, let me see if a cigar can perk me up. I’m pretty sure the nooze won’t.

‘Shall We Gather at the River?’

I am so tired! This year has really worn us out so far.

Anyway, here’s our hymn for the day–Burl Ives singing Shall We Gather at the River?  By all means let’s do that! A gathering of saints is what we need.

By Request, ‘In His Time’

We have a hymn request from Erlene to start the day–In His Time, by Maranatha! Music.

If you have a hymn you’d like to share, please say so–we’re open all day.

Trouble With Your Comments?

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Don’t tear your hair just yet–we’re looking for a solution.

Some of us–well, not me, because I’m at the other end of this line and I don’t see what you see–have been complaining about WordPress not posting your comments. I have contacted WordPress about this and am waiting for an answer.

Meanwhile, Phoebe thinks she’s got it figured out. You should read her comment on yesterday’s post, “Kitten and Ducklings.” If she’s right, the comments in question are merely being subjected to a delay and will appear in two or three minutes after being posted.

Trust me, the last thing I want here is posting problems for my readers. I’ve sunk from 300+ views a day to only 200 or less–which I think has been caused by algorithms installed by Big Tech to suppress Christian and conservative sites. I don’t need a lot of technological bumbling added to the load.

So please bear with us. We’re trying to get it fixed.

I Think I Be Becalmed

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“I’m becalmed, Jim! I need a noggin o’ rum!”

I think I know how Cap’n Billy felt. Progress on my current book, Ozias, Prince Enthroned, is so slow as to approach the undetectable. I seem to have no clear idea of what I’m doing. It’s been a very long time since I had that much trouble with a book.

As for the blog: well, I used to average 400 views a day, not so long ago. Now I’m lucky if I get 200. I don’t know what to do about it. Other Christian bloggers have told me they’ve run into the same thing. I think Big Tech’s algorithms are suppressing Christian and conservative voices on the Internet.

Old Billy Bones always thought another noggin of run would set him right… which it always did, until it killed him.

Let’s see if Byron the Quokka can perk us up this morning.

Not a Nice Start to the Day


It used to be, when I started this blog in the morning, I’d find a hundred views already waiting for me. Now it’s more like twenty. When I closed down at bedtime, it’d be with upwards of four hundred views. Now I’m lucky if I get two hundred.

I have no idea why.

Then there’s the business of finding illustrations for one’s posts. I don’t know who’s in charge, but whoever they are–are they quite all there? I type in “images of loutish teenagers” and I get stills from a movie about a queen of alligators. I ask for “soak your head” and get images of soaking your feet. Don’t they know the difference between head and feet?

I asked for “images of Storm Troopers” and all I got was **** from Star Wars.

Tell me again why we would ever want computer chips implanted in our heads.

Ain’t gettin’ much joy out of this, this morning…


‘They’re Not Just Idiots…’ (2016)


Name the jidrool–and win a tin foil hat!

I wish I had a dime for every time I heard some jidrool invoke “separation of church and state” as a reason for the state to stomp on Christians. I’d buy an ice cream truck.

They’re Not Just Idiots…

Honestly–why do these people go to Christian websites and complain about “religious content”? Uh… because they get away with it? Because PBS will give you a lollipop if you do? “Yahoo! ‘Comments removed’!” I guess they didn’t have a drag queen story hour to go to at the moment.

We don’t censor even our enemies who crave the power to censor us right into a forced labor camp. We believe their side can’t stand up to truth. Go ahead, try to prove me wrong.

‘To God Be the Glory’

Here’s one of some eight or nine thousand hymns written by Fanny Crosby–To God Be the Glory. Blinded by a careless physician a few days after she was born, Fanny came to see more clearly than most of us; her hymns have given sight to many.