Saturday, February 13, 2016
It appears evident to me that God did not design the human mind so that it prospers with constant external stimulation. Just as does the body, so the mind and the soul need rest and reflection. We are injuring ourselves these days by our lack of quietness.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Like many actors with distinctive voices, Alan Reed was a busy actor on radio. One of his roles wat that of Mr. Clyde the long-suffering boss of Irma on the My Friend Irma radio show. Reed's most famous role, of course, was that of the voice of Fred Flintstone on the cartoon show.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
In an episode fo the Nick Carter radio show, the head of the local Reform League comes into the office where the police sergeant and Nick are talking, and begins to berate the sarge for not having put a stop to a racket involving organized panhandling. The fallacy in the scenario is that no one would come to a sergeant on such a matter, because he is at too low a level to be able to do anything about it. The writers goofed on that one.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
When I worked at the toy plant in Booneville, Arkansas, our staff artist was a gentleman named Frank Fusco. One time in a conversation he told me that his full name was Francis Charles Joseph John Fusco. He is the only person I have known personally with four given names.
Monday, February 08, 2016
One of the hardest tasks God's people have is showing respect to people in positions of authority, both in government and in private situations. The reason for this is that a large percentage of such people got where they are, not because of virtues, but because of their complete lack of scruples. Notwithstanding that fact, the command of Scripture is still there.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
I would not want to be a cowboy for a number of reasons. Hard work, long hours, more than the usual amount of physical danger. But one of the things I least would like is the gear they commonly wear, or at least wore back in the old days. Especially the chaps. They are great if you are riding through brush, but apart from that they look like they would really get in the way.