President Army-Man

President Army-Man

I saw a post on Facebook the other day proposing that there be a requirement for the Presidency of prior military service. And my first thought was, 'Well, that's dumb.' There is absolutely nothing wrong with military service. It's an honorable desire to serve one's country, and to be willing to die for it and its citizens. Military service can be valuable experience for someone in a leadership, both in terms of learning leadership and learning how to serve others.

But a requirement?

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Cantaloupe Salad & Basil Mayo

Cantaloupe Salad & Basil Mayo

My little garden is starting to come in, and my basil and mint plants are getting out of control, so needed something to trim them back a bit. The basil mayo is great on a nice caprese sandwich (tomato slice, mozzarella slice (normally a basil leaf, but forgo that since, y'know, fancy mayo) on Italian bread).

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My God, My God

My God, My God

Alexander Dumas wrote, “If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.” Epicurus (or maybe some other Greek philosopher) asked, “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

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