Sometime ago USA Today reported a story about two Casper, Wyoming, college students who returned a lost purse to its owner, not knowing the handbag contained her life savings.
Derek Hepner and Adam Simanton spotted the purse lying in the gutter of a street as they drove past it. Stopping to examine the bag, they pulled out a wallet and an Arizona driver’s license and immediately took the purse to thepolice. Continue reading
“College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated,” according to the Pew Research Center. “This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well.”
Furthermore Pew documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where “one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.’” Continue reading
It was Benjamin Franklin who is credited with the often repeated quip, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
Today is tax day in the United States. Due to the 15th falling on Saturday and Monday being Emancipation Day, the tax deadline was extended until April 18th this year.
According to statistics about 25 percent of Americans wait until the last week to file. Another 17 million will file an extension. And about 99 percent will complain about taxes. Continue reading
I recently came across a post by Bryan Hodge describing the work of a young Hungarian-born physician, Ignaz Semmelweis.
The 19th century doctor was working in Vienna, Austria, in 1847 and implemented an unpopular policy that proved to save many lives. Three years later Semmelweis, an obstetrician, stepped up to the podium of the Vienna Society’s Lecture Hall where some of the greatest discoveries in medicine were announced.
That evening, May 15, 1850, would be no different. What had Semmelweis discovered that would surprisingly go unheeded for several more decades? His life saving advice to this august company of Physicians was summed up in three words. Continue reading
On our Southwest flight to Portland yesterday there was a great article in their magazine about the soulful singer, songwriter Valerie June. The Jackson, Tennessee, native discussed the musical influences in her formative childhood years. Continue reading
Is my blog perfect? Without grammatical mistakes? Typographical errors? Misspelled words? Or incorrect punctuation?
By now, many of you are chuckling. “No way, Ken. You’ve haven’t published a perfect blog in 5 years!”
However, the real answer isn’t as easy as it appears.
It depends. Continue reading
“America is a sad place to live today,” posted one of my facebook friends, Jimmy Grushon, a long time friend and brother in Christ.
Jim laments, “The ideologies of politics have made people consumed in self and disrespectful of others who don’t view the world from their point of view. We are witnessing a society that hates more, is more hypocritical, more political, godless, more disrespectful and more self consumed than any time in my lifetime. “ Continue reading