"If we want to know how to get the better of stupidity, we must seek to understand its nature. This much is certain, that it is in essence not an intellectual defect but a human one. There are human beings who are of remarkably agile intellect yet stupid, and others who are intellectually quite dull yet anything but stupid. " -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


It's not often in June in western Pennsylvania that I can go for a two hour walk from 6 PM to 8 PM and close all my rings in 67° weather, while listening to Grumpy Old Bens. It was nice. It was a little humid. But that's because it rained all day yesterday and last night. And today. But it was beautiful tonight.

When asked if I'm "celebrating pride month", I say no... I don't celebrate any of the seven deadly sins, including pride.

To those who served and lost their lives and to those who served with them... I sincerely thank you... and I remember.

Lord forgive me. Today I typed this into the terminal on my Mac.

"brew install gnu-cobol"

And then I compiled a cobol program. I'm feel so dirty.

I used to get discouraged about the direction our society and government are going (politics is downstream from culture). But I have finally decided to sit back, point and laugh at the people tearing civilization apart. Barring a miracle, the occurrence of which I don't discount, there's nothing to do but relax and watch the end of liberty and civilization. It won't get better until it hits bottom and the people tearing it apart have destroyed themselves.

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