The Middle Way

Anthony W. Brooks Opinions. What are they? Opinions are not the same as facts, though they are often treated as such. They are dangerous in that regard because, as they are muttered, they invoke emotion that pushes forth a narrative that someone wishes was the reality. As the narrative grows and takes hold of theContinue reading “The Middle Way”

Adding A Contributor Plus Some Thoughts

Anthony W. Brooks I want to start off by apologizing for my absence. It has been over a week since I’ve typed at any length, but with the election and a crazy work schedule I found no time to wander about “dem internets” or type on the keyboard to any extent. I know that youContinue reading “Adding A Contributor Plus Some Thoughts”

A Holy Place of God

Anthony W. Brooks What is a holy place? Surely there are many holy places. There is the Holy Land that God gave Israel and where Jesus lived, taught, and died. Where he was resurrected and ascended. Where the church began and where there have been numerous “holy wars” fought. But this is not what IContinue reading “A Holy Place of God”

An Open Letter to My Spiritual Father

Anthony W. Brooks I am joyful and frightened to write to you now. It is as if the anxiety I am putting into these words is filling the room. But there has been no greater influence in my life than you my father and mentor. Since I was a child you gave me Christ, filledContinue reading “An Open Letter to My Spiritual Father”

A Painful Lesson

Anthony W. Brooks I don’t remember much of it. Maybe my head made an unwanted connection with the steering wheel, maybe just like I don’t remember the white Ford pickup truck coming at me, I didn’t remember what took place afterwards, but all I do remember is forcing my door open and seeing the remainsContinue reading “A Painful Lesson”

And The Wheels Keep Turning: Optimism Defined

Anthony W. Brooks It’s easy for us to read the local paper and see that the world is burning. The only questions left for us is when are the Everglades going to finish there slow descent into annihilation, when is California going to float over to North Korea, and when is Joe Biden going toContinue reading “And The Wheels Keep Turning: Optimism Defined”

Skylarking for Skylarking’s Sake

Anthony W. Brooks It may seem axiomatic to say that opinion and thought blogs either are full of troublemakers or are mostly ignored. My blog tends to be the latter, but I’m okay with that now. It is the equivalent of, “Hi I’m Anthony and I have a problem…” Hi Anthony! But we can’t ignoreContinue reading “Skylarking for Skylarking’s Sake”