When I traveled to Israel in 1996, things were pretty calm. Minus a couple brief side trips to Jordan and Egypt, I was there for about a month. Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu was serving his first term as Prime Minister, but was much less … [Continue reading]
What’s so funny about bacon?
Ever loved a dog or cat? My guess is that most people in the United States have. So imagine this: Take that beloved pet and place her in a confined space in which she cannot stand up or turn around. Artificially inseminate her, and when she … [Continue reading]
"The poor," Jesus said, "you will always have with you." It's remarkable how often that is taken out of context by the callous. To some, Jesus is saying something like, "You're always going to have layabouts and bums and welfare queens. So why … [Continue reading]
A debate over birth control? Really?
A couple summers ago I found myself sitting with perhaps 20 Catholic nuns and laypeople who live and work at a convent half a world away from Colorado. As we ate the simple food prepared for us -- fish, rice, roasted tubers -- they talked to me … [Continue reading]
Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.
Here you will find research and writing about my grandfather, Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor following his death at Tarawa on Nov. 22, 1943. His body remains unrecovered on that tiny, central Pacific atoll. … [Continue reading]