Religion/Philosophy

Are You Supporting ISIS?

Some of my family and friends are supporting ISIS. This may come as a shocking revelation but it’s true. So let me clarify that statement somewhat by changing it to “Some of my family and friends are unwittingly supporting...


Can Santa And Jesus Coexist?

– jim young As you will see in the attached video, Pastor Dave Grisham, representing the “Last Frontier Evangelism” that he founded in Anchorage, Alaska, delivered a rant at a mall in Amarillo, Texas attempting to dis...


My Mind

Pitch Black

My mind is like a large, rambling, pitch black basement full of important items gathered over the years and placed there for safe keeping. When I want to remember something I take a small flashlight, go down the creaky wooden s...



They’re Talking to Me Again.

I’m not very good at just sitting around. We were visiting the kids in Hamilton and I was getting restless staying at Kay’s house. So, I announced that, “I hear the people calling to me.” I waited for th...


Listening To The Universe

– Carter Stack The universe talks to me. I believe it talks to you too. You may even listen. I try to listen every time I think about it. Some of my friends say it is god talking. Fine, that works for them. Others say it ...


Dandelions On My Grave

Dandelions On My Grave

– by jim young “give me spots on the apples but leave me the birds and the bees, please… They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” – from Big Yellow Taxi – by Joni Mitchell I want Dandelions planted o...



Lies My Father (and Others) Told Me

– jim young Often lies are told for our own good and are therefore forgivable. For example, in the late 1950s, following a television episode of Fury in which a tornado threatened Fury and the Broken Wheel Ranch, I was af...


On Returning Home For A Visit

– by jim young Who says, “You can’t go home any more”? Oh, the old hometown may not be the same, but as long as Mom is alive, so too will “home” live. The view from Mom’s front door is unfa...


Time Is On My Side

– jim young At the tender young ages of 20 to 28, in 1964 time may very well have seemed to be on the side of the Rolling Stones when they sang the Jerry Ragovy (aka Norman Meade) song “Time Is On My Side”. Except for...



Be Thankful

– jim young Tonight while I was in my favourite reading room, perusing one of my beloved research materials – Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader – I came across this little tidbit at the bottom of the page. &#...