Thinking Out Loud

Little Bird’s Dad gives his 2 cents about this and that.


A Pint of Guinness with Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. 1

by While Egypt collapses, the Big 4 Cable “News” channels (HLN, CNN, FOX, and MSNBC) give us “gavel to gavel” coverage of  Zimmerman’s trial. While Texans held a People’s Filibuster, CNN broadcast a cooking show. While Turkish citizens stood strong for 5 days  against the violent will of an autocrat, […]


How to Achieve the Peace that Surpasses All Understanding. 2

by By walking a 2 inch thick cable 1,500 feet across the Grand Canyon, Nik Wallenda not only set a new world record, but also gave the world insight into reaching what he called the “peace that surpasses all understanding”.


Why a diagnosis of Down Syndrome just didn’t matter. 35

by “I don’t give a [expletive deleted] if he has Down Syndrome, Up Syndrome, or Halfway- in-Between Syndrome – would you please stop my wife from bleeding out so she can hold her son?” That was my reaction to the neonatologist’s diagnosis of Down Syndrome in the Emergency Room.  I […]


How to make your son a Champion: 8 Tips for Dads from a Little League Coach. 5

by Our Little League baseball team played its last regular season game last night (playoffs start Friday). I returned home to this one-line email from one of the Dads: “What’s your problem with my son?”  (It took a few emails, but I convinced Dad to use his Big Boy Words: […]


What does your Hate do for you? 8

by Last night I was surfing through Facebook, reading people’s posts about the tragedy that struck Moore, Oklahoma.   51 people – including at least 20 children – lost their lives in a massive tornado. One poster’s assessment: “I guess Jesus doesn’t love Oklahoma after all”.