The Answer is Jesus Christ Coffeehouse Rehearsal

Recorded 29 August 1975 These are unreleased recordings as opposed to a polished production. But some explanation is necessary. The Answer is Jesus Christ was started by M.B. Flippen (that's right, "Flip" Flippen, the motivational speaker) as a Christian counselling centre in College Station, Texas, in 1972. At the same time it was a coffeehouse …

If Anyone Needs to Skip D-Day, It’s Obama

The Queen, participant though she was in the original festivities, is not amused at being left out of the D-Day commemoration: Indeed, she is decidedly displeased, angry even, that she was not invited to join President Obama and France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next week at commemorations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in …

Who’s this idiot? That’s me!

Our family business' first trip to the then Soviet Union was an interesting experience. Our objective was to sell the Soviets (as they were called then) our offshore pile driving equipment for their offshore oil production work. Their idea was to get us to sell their diesel pile driving equipment and other Soviet technology in …

“Oh but he’s a born-again Christian, he doesn’t count”

Ruth Gledhill, in the course of her coverage of the scandal of expenses by British Members of Parliament, observes that journalists are no prize at keeping their expenses down.  Her own experience "on another newspaper" (she currently blogs and writes for the Times) runs like this: I remember many, many years ago, and on another …

Sonia Sotomayor: Obama’s Harriet Miers?

Some of Jeffrey Rosen's comments on Obama's first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court make me think of that: I haven't read enough of Sotomayor's opinions to have a confident sense of them, nor have I talked to enough of Sotomayor's detractors and supporters, to get a fully balanced picture of her strengths. It's possible …

What We Need is a Light Trailer

At one time my old family business, based in Tennessee, opened a fabricating facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. Across the street from our new plant was "U and Me Transfer and Storage," (see photo) which we hired to move a lot of our machinery. We sent one of our supervisors to Florida to help …

Use What You Have…But Use It

This site proclaims itself as "the online perch of an elitist snob."  Part of that snob's background was in yachting, and this story comes from that experience. We had two dinghies; the smaller of the two was an 8' fibreglass cathedral hull boat referred to as a "dilly boat," depicted with a larger than normal …

Fulfillers of the Promise

I'm not exactly sure how old this is; I think it goes back to 1998. A Good Bargain It took a long time for my schedule to open up but at last I was able to attend my first Promise Keepers stadium event (arena event, to be exact.) During the lunch break our group decided …

Bob Corker is a Great Presidential Candidate. Except…

Zach Wamp speaks of Tennessee's junior Senator in glowing terms: Rep. Zach Wamp told members of the Chattanooga Pachyderm Club on Monday that Sen. Bob Corker is gaining clout around the country as a potential presidential candidate. He noted that Sen. Corker was chosen to deliver Friday night's Silver Elephant Banquet speech at the convention …

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