On Faith and Feeling

I awoke to the following post, and it genuinely sparked my curiosity, as I am one of those people that worships only because I prefer to receive reward rather than punishment in the event that there is, in fact, an afterlife. “If we worship God because we are afraid of punishment and Hell, then we…

On Faith and Feeling was originally published on Theo's Thoughts

Xubuntu to Debian

One of my daughters is running Xubuntu on her laptop. Since the latest release of Debian (9.0 “Stretch”) should, in theory, have packages and kernel which are updated and superior to her 17.04 install of Xubuntu, I’m going to try a direct update from Xubuntu to Debian using dist-upgrade. First, I will do a complete…

Xubuntu to Debian was originally published on Theo's Thoughts

Memorial Day 2017

Winfield Kansas remembers. With a replica of the Washington DC monument, the Winfield, Kansas Vietnam War Memorial lists all Kansas residents lost in Vietnam. Plans for the Vietnam War Memorial in Winfield began in 1987 when friends who had gathered for a class reunion wanted to find a way to honor their fallen classmates.  The project…

Memorial Day 2017 was originally published on Theo's Thoughts

Beautician In Training?

Gwendelynne decided that she was going to do Madelyne’s makeup, and Madelyne allowed it. What followed was a super cute photo opportunity, and a hilarious result. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed watching the “beauty parlor” session.  

Beautician In Training? was originally published on Theo's Thoughts

The Lie of the Modern Age

We live in a world where it is preferable to be something that you are not. Where false pretence and misdirection are status quo. We are being taught that it’s required to accept people not for what they are, but for what they view themselves as. Television, magazines and ads bombard you with the message…

The Lie of the Modern Age was originally published on Theo's Thoughts

Fun in the rain

My two youngers bundled up (not sure why) to go get soaked, playing in a rain puddle in our driveway. General hilarity ensued, particularly due to the oversize purple coat selected by the youngest. 💜 All the while, my cat relaxed and observed them with little more than a passive curiosity… She appeared both comfortable,…

Fun in the rain was originally published on Theo's Thoughts

Five Years

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the passing of my father, עליו השלום. He is sorely missed. Even more so since I visited my mother this year in Arizona. She’s having a rough time, and at one point she mentioned that she couldn’t go into her room because Jim was in there sleeping, and she didn’t want…

Five Years was originally published on Theo's Thoughts