Category Archives: Waltons

Mother’s Day 2009

For Mother’s Day this year, I want to list ten of my favorite television mothers. In many respects, they resemble my own mom in that they love their kids. Enjoy! 1. Annie Camden (7th Heaven): She is feisty and firm … Continue reading

Posted in 7th Heaven, Desperate Housewives, Frasier, Holidays, Little House, Smallville, Television, Waltons

Pragmatic and Principled Conservatism

These are some scattered responses to the comments under my post, Jonathan Krohn on Conservatism. There may be some inner contradictions in what I say, but that’s why my blog is called James’ Thoughts and Musings, or, for my WordPress … Continue reading

Posted in Political Philosophy, Politics, Television, Waltons

Chester A. Arthur

Today is Presidents’ Day, and I decided to celebrate it by randomly selecting a President and writing about him. My mouse fell on Chester A. Arthur, a Republican who was President from 1881-1885. Here’s the wikipedia article about him. Where … Continue reading

Posted in Black History Month, Current Events, History, Holidays, Life, Movies, Politics, Race, Religion, Television, Waltons, West Wing | 2 Comments

Victor French and Ned Beatty on the Waltons

I saw an episode of the Waltons today with Victor French–Isaiah Edwards on Little House on the Prairie, and Mark Gordon on Highway to Heaven. He didn’t have a beard! He didn’t even have a heavy mustache, which he generally … Continue reading

Posted in Highway to Heaven, Michael Landon, Movies, Television, Waltons | 2 Comments

Desperate Housewives Thoughts

I watched the new Desperate Housewives last night, and I finished up Season 1 today. Here are some thoughts: 1. I found the episode last night to be very moving. As viewers know, Carlos is starting to regain his sight, … Continue reading

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Aggadic Stories Soothing the Soul

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 623. “The reigning distress offered no scope for the profundities of the Halacha, but furthered the study of the cheerful Agada, which, diving deep … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Judges, Rabbinics, Religion, School, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Television, Waltons | 4 Comments

The Julian Narrative

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 595. Julian’s “favorite thoughts were to protect the oppressed of all nations and religions, to promote the well-being of all his subjects, more especially … Continue reading

Posted in Comps, History, Life, Religion, School, Television, Waltons | 9 Comments

Thoughts About Star Trek: The Motion Picture

I watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture a few nights ago because Stephen Collins was on it, and I wanted to see if he was anything like Eric Camden on 7th Heaven. Catherine Hicks was on Star Trek IV, and … Continue reading

Posted in 7th Heaven, Bible, Life, Movies, Religion, Star Trek, Television, Waltons | 7 Comments

Nova on the Bible

I just watched the Nova program on the Bible’s Buried Secrets. It had on a few scholars whom I saw or met in Israel. In terms of its perspective, it pretty much followed William Dever’s ideology: minimalist on the Exodus … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Eli Stone, Joan of Arcadia, Religion, Television, Waltons

Humility, Contribution

Have you ever had a situation in which you hear all sorts of things about a particular topic in a short period of time, and you wonder if God is trying to get your attention? That has happened to me … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Daily Quiet Time, I Clement, Joan of Arcadia, Life, Religion, Television, Waltons | 2 Comments