December 2017

3 articles in December 2017

I am far from being an expert on religious beliefs and ideas. In fact, I have no clue as to what ‘faith’ means. I have never been able to accept things because that is the way it is and has always been.

I am jealous of people who have faith that God is real but am unable to simply accept a concept because I am told I have to if I want to attain heaven. Hell, I don’t even understand what heaven is.

With this concept I also consider myself a religious man who sincerely believes God exists. As Gandhi stated, “ I love your Jesus Christ but do not like your Christians.” Being associated with science for most of my life I understand that something exists that defines what we all are.

I guess you could call it God or even a potted plant but it does exist. You could call it a form of energy that created all energy. Scientists are now studying gravitational waves that could produce a unifying principle that explains where everything comes from. Continue Reading →

Donald Trump’s first year as President of the United States is coming to an end. Other than suffering through hundreds of ‘tweets,’ most of our lives haven’t changed because we are working through the actions of the Obama Government. According to the new administration our lives are supposed to get better. We shall see.

Trump has now successfully passed his new tax plan. He states that everyone will benefit from it because filing one’s tax returns will be easy and will leave us with more money in our pockets.

We all know the wealthy and corporations will do well but he promises the tax breaks, that he gave these groups, will invest more in our economy thus creating more and better paying jobs. I hope he is right but only the future will tell.

For most of his first year Trump has been attempting to change our medical insurance programs. He states our present policies are over priced and do not do what they are supposed to do. He attempted to abolish the Affordable Care Act and promised to replace it with a better and more beautiful program that will help everyone. Continue Reading →

What happened?

In the past, the Christmas Holiday began after everyone stuffed down their last piece of pumpkin pie and threw out the last remaining pieces of turkey. Perhaps this was because the thought of another turkey sandwich makes us all a bit queasy but this year, the transition did not occur.

In the past there has always been an excitement to the Christmas season. The weekend after the Thanksgiving feast has people throughout our community decorating their homes and apartments. Usually with colored lights, foolish-looking blowups, and various other ways to show everyone they were part of the most important celebration of the year. I am saddened to report I did not see what I thought I would always see.

There is sporadic decorating but nothing like the Christmas Wonderland of holidays past. Driving through York there is still the multitudes of lights ringing in the season but the number of people enjoying the day they turned the lights on seemed to have diminished. In earlier times, in order to enjoy the lighting of the Nubble Light, one would have to arrive early in order to be in the perfect spot when Santa arrived. Not so much this year. I wonder what has happened? Continue Reading →