The EU and Texas

The EU has sought to engage itself in Texas affairs. Gov. Rick Perry‘s office responds: 230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most…

“A Key Encounter”–Named after an Old Friend

A Key Encounter–Family Nature Theater and Jungle Walk, at the George M. Kretschmar, Jr., Memorial Planetarium in Key West, FL. Cover story in the latest Adventist Review talks about the founders, retired Adventist Pastor Merlin Kretchmar and his wife, Juanita. I knew their son, George, at Atlantic Union College–George was also an Adventist pastor, but…

Old Advice to Soldiers re: Iraq Still Relevant

Lt. Col. John Nagl, USA, found an old treasure full of practical advice that could have saved the US some headaches if heeded: Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq During World War II, a handbook first published in 1943. I found it at the bookstore today. One statement that jumped out for LTC Nagl (and…