The problem with church folk

One subject that seems to be virtually unavoidable, no matter the circumstances, is that of religion.  This was a topic among many included in a recent lengthy conversation with a gentleman I’ll identify as Mr. Fred.  He reported his efforts at trying to embody...

Re-defining the Narrative

As youngsters, children are taught police are “good” people and encouraged that they should turn to them when in trouble or danger.  A badge is supposed to represent an upstanding individual who seeks to enforce the law which is perceived as being designed...

The Benefit of Pain

Most readily attribute the experiences of their lives as being of vital importance in the molding, sculpting and structuring the nature of who they ultimately become.  However, the one aspect of life’s occurrences that is probably most influential typically...

Power of Positivism

While two parishioners (I’ll refer to as Mr. John and Mr. Terry) of a particular church were engaged in conversation following Sunday service, John posed a question to Terry about his desire to follow through with plans to start a small business.  Terry’s...

The Disease of Entitlement

An old adage suggests, “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day.  Teach a man how to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”  This thought holds significant value when one considers the increasing number of people who have seemingly...

Angle of the Angler

While at a local sporting goods retailer in search of more ammunition to be used for target practice, a gentleman (Harry for the sake of reference) happened to be purchasing fishing tackle.  He proceeded to embark upon the process of listing several...