Boy Scouts, Character, and Leadership

By | August 15, 2022

[August 15, 2022]  The year before the Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls into the organization, I wrote the following article.1  It still applies, perhaps more than ever.  The decision by senior Boy Scout leaders to include girls was not without controversy, and the full impact of that decision is yet to be played out.  Here is… Read More »

Why We Think

By | August 14, 2022

[August 14, 2022]  The reason we think is so that the world does not crush us.  According to those who study animals, it is believed that animals think by moving.  The problem with thinking by moving is that when you make the wrong move, you’re dead.  Human beings can generate fictional images of themselves in a fictional world… Read More »

Psychology of the Dominant Male

By | August 13, 2022

[August 13, 2022]  Frans de Waal is a Dutch primatologist.  His findings on chimp behavior are remarkable and deserve some exposure here.  And, not just because he is probably the world’s greatest living primatologist but because his work is unbelievably important.  His study1 of dominant male chimps has a lesson for us humans. Popular thinking about the dominant… Read More »

The Scoop about Pro-Life Women

By | August 12, 2022

[August 12, 2022]  An article by Deanna Falchook takes us on her journey into what she learned about pro-life women after she had an abortion.1  Deanna comments that she was purposefully misled by pro-choice women about abortion and its effect on women. “Before my abortion, I had a warped preconception about the character of pro-life women.  Convinced they… Read More »

There is Value in Work

By | August 11, 2022

[August 11, 2022]  People work so they can at least have basic shelter from the elements so that they don’t starve, and to protect their family from privations.  That is a negative way of viewing work.  But work is routine, commitment, and meaning.  There is, indeed, value in work for many. A psychologist (who I cannot remember his… Read More »

When Politicians begin to Whine

By | August 7, 2022

[August 7, 2022]  The state of Minnesota is at the center of the debate over the destructive policies of Democrat governors that put into place draconian measures to supposedly save us from COVID-19.  Tough questions are being asked of those governors and their medical advisory teams.  It looks like those questions are just too hard to think about. … Read More »

Don’t Tread on Me

By | August 6, 2022

[August 6, 2022]  The Gadsden flag has been around in America for a long time, 247 years to be exact.  Recently, the flag – or its symbolism – has been controversial.  The FBI flagged it and the Betsey Ross flag as “extremist” and associated with “anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists.” Of course, the FBI also says, “The use… Read More »