Category Archives: Little House

Articles: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul; Reading Little House as an Adult

I don’t feel like doing an extensive Current Events Write-Up today, so I will just link to two articles that I found interesting. The Atlantic: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul:In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Little House, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television

Current Events Write-Up: Gorsuch, Disability Rights, Health Care, the Senate, Little House, the Big Bang Theory, Etc.

Time for a Current Events Write-Up. Neil Gorsuch Washington Post: Neil Gorsuch belongs to a notably liberal church — and would be the first Protestant on the Court in years, by Julie Zauzmer. I learned of this article from Steve … Continue reading

Posted in Big Bang Theory, Current Events, Health Care, Little House, Politics, Television

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Richard Bull

I would like to comment on two recent deaths: 1.  The first, of course, is the shocking death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.  I loved his acting.  Some of his characters I liked better than others.  I thought that his … Continue reading

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Nixonland 2

On pages 208-209 of Nixonland, Rick Perlstein quotes the 1953 memoir of screenwriter Ben Hecht, who was describing Hollywood standards: “Two generations of Americans have been informed nightly that a woman who betrayed her husband (or a husband his wife) … Continue reading

Posted in Little House, Movies, Television, Touched by an Angel

Jonathan Aitken’s Nixon: A Life 14

I finished Jonathan Aitken’s Nixon: A Life.  In this post, I’d like to share one of my favorite stories.  I don’t have any profound thoughts to add about it, but I just liked it. On page 566, Aitken is talking … Continue reading

Posted in History, Little House, Politics, Television, Waltons

The Genesis Code: Overall Review

I recently watched the Genesis Code, which is a 2010 movie.  The movie explores the question of whether science and Genesis 1 are compatible. I’m glad that I finally got to see it, for I was curious about it when … Continue reading

Posted in 7th Heaven, Bible, Evolution, Genesis, Genesis Code, Little House, Movies, Politics, Religion, Star Trek, Television

Scattered Ramblings on Riches (Spiritual and Material)

At church this morning, we sang the hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”.  To read the lyrics and listen to the song, click here.  Above the title of the hymn in our hymn-book was a quotation of the first … Continue reading

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Tim Pawlenty’s Courage to Stand 10: GAMC

I finished Tim Pawlenty’s Courage to Stand. There were a variety of interesting items in my latest reading of this book.  First, I appreciated Pawlenty’s distinction between radical Muslims and other Muslims, in light of the tendency of a large … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Health Care, Little House, Political Philosophy, Politics, Radio, Television

Ernest Borgnine

I just learned that actor Ernest Borgnine has passed on.  My two favorite Borgnine performances: 1.  The 1955 movie, Marty, in which Borgnine plays a lonely butcher from the Bronx who finds love when he meets a lonely chemistry teacher.  … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family 1

I started Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. So why am I reading and blogging about this book, when Rick Santorum is out of the race for the Republican nomination for President?  First of all, … Continue reading

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