marys-mountain-bookcoverimageIn 2014, I released on Amazon Kindle, and in Paperback, my new futuristic novelette called, Mary’s Mountain. I wrote it because I was concerned about our country. Today, I am even more concerned.

The story is about a teacher turned famous author–Paul Dunaway– and his struggle to re-shape his affluent but joyless life, while opposing forces in the out-of-control, politically correct America he helped to create literally take him down.

Mary’s Mountain is a story of Tolerance taken to the extreme.

I hope you will read it–soon, before the Presidential and Congressional elections–because much of what happens in the story of Mary’s Mountain is already happening today. Please make yourself aware of what Tolerance really is, as opposed to the malicious propaganda masquerading as Tolerance, and the gush perpetrated by many of our present leaders for their own agendas.

intolerance-motiPlease read, too, the following excerpts from “A Plea for Intolerance,” written by Fulton J. Sheen, one of the greatest theologians of the Twentieth Century, and so accurate for today.



“America is suffering not so much from intolerance, which is bigotry, as it is from tolerance, which is indifference to truth and error, and a philosophical nonchalance that has been interpreted as broad‐mindedness. Greater tolerance, of course, is desirable, for there can never be too much charity shown to persons who differ with us. Our Blessed Lord Himself asked that we ʺlove those who calumniate for us,ʺ for they are always persons, but He never told us to love the calumny.”

“In the face of this false broad‐mindedness, what the world needs is intolerance. The mass of people have kept up hard and fast distinctions between dollars and cents, battleships and cruisers, ʺYou owe meʺ and ʺI owe you,ʺ but they seem to have lost entirely the faculty of distinguishing between the good and the bad, the right and the wrong. The best indication of this is the frequent misuse of the terms ʺtoleranceʺ and ʺintolerance.ʺ There are some minds that believe that intolerance is always wrong, because they make ʺintoleranceʺ mean hate, narrow‐ mindedness, and bigotry. These same minds believe that tolerance is always right because, for them, it means charity, broad‐mindedness, American good nature.”


“What is tolerance? Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience towards evil, and a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment. But what is more important than the definition is the field of its application. The important point here is this: Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to truth. Intolerance applies only to truth, but never to persons. Tolerance applies to the erring; intolerance to the error.”

“The government must be intolerant about malicious propaganda.Tolerance does not apply to truth or principles. About these things we must be intolerant, and for this kind of intolerance, so much needed to rouse us from sentimental gush, I make a plea. Intolerance of this kind is the foundation of all stability.” — Fulton J. Sheen

*******Some of Mary’s Mountain takes place in the hills of Alabama, to which Paul, the main character returns in a misguided mission– therefore, this song–but you’ll have to read the novelette to find out what he ultimately discovers there.

Mass Deception????

Posted: October 19, 2016 in World On The Edge

truth-257160_1280I don’t know many people who would say they want someone to lie to them. Yet today is a time of mass deception by one political candidate.

And what are we doing about it? We say we want truth from our leaders, but we’re going for the reverse. We’re going for her lies.

We may cover it over and say that her lies are best for us. Well, we’re fooling ourselves. Lies are destructive.

We may even admit her lies are wrong, but we don’t want to hear the truth out of some self-serving motive. We even become defensive. We use her brand of political correctness to define what is true because–why? I want what I want, and in politics it’s okay??? And then we might even attack the messengers of what is actually true.

We are going down the road of ME with this political candidate, where truth is relative, because no one else is as important as she is. Why do we take this?

Hers is a Pontius Pilate deception. She uses clever words. She washes her hands, so she won’t be blamed, and she allows the real truth to be hung on a cross.

Sadly, some of us barely notice the hanging.

The general population seems more concerned with the newest electronic device, or the latest reality show. Don’t we care about the ethics, morality, and honesty of our political leaders? Don’t we care if they lie?

Many must not care, because they react to her lies like G.K Chesterton says, as dead fish floating with the current.

All sorts of clever ‘talking tools’ are used and passed by a silver tongue to make her lies seem like truth.

BUT–no matter what she does to put a mask on it, the real Truth is still there.

Truth is the light that truly leads.

And if no attention is paid to it, Truth will be the light that follows–until it grabs the necessary attention of all of us.

Let’s fix this, and fix it now!
Let’s follow the real light of TRUTH, and let it guide us home to the America we love and respect and are proud of.

What Is America to YOU???

Posted: October 18, 2016 in World On The Edge

May God Bless America. file000273024348

We are in desperate need of His blessing today!

Some of you are way too young to remember Frank Sinatra. I know from my parents that his songs helped get them, and many others, through World War II.

Below are the lyrics to one particular song Sinatra loved to sing–a simple song about simple American things that may soon be lost to us, unless we speak out. The song is “The House I live in.”

What is America to me?
A name, a map, or a flag I see
A certain word, democracy
What is America to me?

I sometimes wonder if we’ve forgotten what a great country our founding fathers came up with, how hard they fought for it. Why were individual freedoms so important to them?— Because they were being taken away by the greed of a controlling English crown. But today, our freedoms are again in jeopardy.

The house I live in
A plot of earth, a street
The grocer and the butcher
Or the people that I meet

We still have the right to live where we want, not where a government tells us to live. But we are taxed on  property and small business as if the government owned them with us.

The children in the playground
The faces that I see
All races and religions
That’s America to me

Our children on school playgrounds are told now, what they can play and what they cannot play. The government imposes their brand of curriculum in our state’s public schools, whether we like it or not, where our children are taught a government imposed morality that only parents have the right to teach at home.

To say that our Religious liberty is at stake is more than an understatement. Christianity is not only being mocked, but connived against.

The place I work in
The worker by my side
The little town the city
Where my people lived and died

Small business owners, like the grocer and butcher and many others, are being told what to do. They can’t run a small business except by government imposed standards.

The howdy and the handshake
The air a feeling free
And the right to speak my mind out
That’s America to me

Where is our civility to each other? Can we really speak our mind? What happens to those who do?

The things i see about me
The big things and the small
That little corner newsstand
Or the house a mile tall

The once-strong values of America have weakened to the strength of a wet mop.

The wedding and the churchyard
The laughter and the tears
And the dream that’s been a growing
For more than two hundred years

The dream of America was Freedom. It’s being chipped away, one law at a time. We cannot even decide our own healthcare.

The town I live in
The street, the house, the room
The pavement of the city
Or the garden all in bloom

States rights are practically nil today. The government bureaucracy has a finger in every state pie.

The church the school the clubhouse
The millions lights i see
But especially the people
– yes especially the people
That’s America to me

But here is the saving grace–THE PEOPLE–you and I. Our hands, our mouths, our votes. I pray we will not be fooled again. I pray that America is restored to the great and noble country she once was. I pray for a new day of Freedom—a day that truly is OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, and under GOD, not the government.

This year’s critical election revolves around 4 core principles:

Supreme Court Justices
Religious Liberty
Defense of the unborn
Support for Israel

Only one team can say yes to all of those: Trump/Pence.

Please pray for this election and our nation and its leaders.

Can You Picture This???

Posted: October 17, 2016 in World On The Edge

recordings-597288_1280There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. –Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53).

There is much to be learned through history, which provides lessons for the present, and guidance for the future. But first, we must be aware of it. Look at the eight-year history of this administration.

It is an administration that promised change—and delivered it by attempting to change our very culture. An administration that divided America by race, ignoring inner cities, and mocking religion. An administration that lied about Obamacare, and trounced over the middle class with their heavy boots of taxes and regulations, leaving small business crushed. An administration that opened up Isis in the Middle East, giving it potential to move into America, as it has in Europe. An administration that ignored the many calls for help of an American diplomat and his staff in Libya, and then, lied about it. An administration that produced the soul-less, utilitarian Common Core and forced it into our state’s education system. An administration that pushed Roe v Wade so far that a newborn baby, taking in its first breath outside the womb, can be mercilessly killed. An administration that allows an open border for deadly drugs and any criminal who wants to cross. An administration that has ignored the Constitution, appointing judges who make the laws instead of interpret the laws–until America has become less prosperous, less safe, less educated, has less jobs, and is less moral, altogether. In fact that very word—LESS- describes America after eight years of this dishonest administration. Why would we ever want to continue it?

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. –Maya Angelou

Below is the history of another country ruined by ineptness. Nothing else needs to be said–except if Hillary Clinton is elected,  prepare your children and grandchildren to live in an America that is much, much LESS than the one you grew up in.

This emotional video was produced by Jerry Rye Productions in 2015.

DONE With Playing Nice??

Posted: October 14, 2016 in World On The Edge

doneI grew up in south Alabama at a time when children could literally play all day, anywhere in their neighborhood, without worry. The only warning I heard from my Catholic mother upon leaving the house was,”Play nice, now.” And so I tried to.

I tried not to lie, not to ridicule others, or bully anyone. And for the most part, other children did the same. If any of them did lie, ridicule, or bully, they were made to say they were sorry for their bad manners.

As an adult, “Play nice,” still resounds in my head when I make many of my decisions.

But not this time!

Not when my Catholic faith is put on the chopping block in the leaked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Not when Christians are called deplorable and unredeemable.

Not when Catholics are designated as an “amazing bastardization of the faith.”

Not when the Clinton campaign asserts that conservatives “must be attracted” to Catholicism for its “severely backwards gender relations.”

Not when Lie to protect your power seems to be a new commandment for Hillary Clinton who apparently sees nothing wrong with it.

Not when the word, “Constitution,” is left out altogether when asked what type of Supreme Court justice she would nominate.

Not when Hillary Clinton supports abortion on demand, even to the moment of crowning–partial birth abortion–when a baby is ready to take it’s first breath!

When did Hillary Clinton and her campaign become God??

Christians Take the Gloves OFF!!
Take no more manipulation through Political Correctness!
No more swallowing lies and cover-ups!

No more “Playing Nice.”

Absolutely, one hundred percent–DONE.

Gravediggers Burying God???

Posted: October 13, 2016 in World On The Edge
Photo by The Brass Glass, 2014,

Photo by The Brass Glass, 2014,

On June 8, 1783, George Washington reminded the new country of America that “without a humble imitation” of “the Divine Author of our blessed religion” we “can never hope to be a happy nation.” His own adopted daughter said of Washington that you might as well question his patriotism as to question his Christianity.

Fast forward to today.

Have we become gravediggers burying GOD?

If we do so, we are burying part of ourselves as well.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher and atheist, who claimed God is Dead. He thought the exemplary human being must craft his/her own identity through self-realization and do so without relying on anything transcending that life—such as God or a soul.

Of course, this is ridiculous, a contradiction to who we are. We have a soul–each of us, and that soul came from God. When we say we’re made in God’s image, our human soul is what we’re talking about. It is the one and only way we are like God, who is pure spirit.

However, my human soul, and yours, are not pure spirit. Spiritual, yes–but not pure spirit. Man is a spirit in matter, in the form of a body. He is spirit and body. God and the angels are pure spirits because they are not dependent on matter, as we are, either intrinsically or extrinsically. To be completely independent of matter for any material being is impossible. The human soul is intrinsically dependent on matter for some of its activities. But our soul is not purely material either, because for other activities it is not intrinsically dependent on matter.

So the human soul of man belongs to both the realm of the spirit and the realm of matter. Man is the lowest of the spirits, and the highest of the material beings, and he alone belongs to both the realm of the spirit and the realm of matter. As the new Catholic Catechism explains, spirit and matter, in man, are not two natures united, but rather their union forms a single nature. (CCC 365).

Most human beings understand that the soul, by its nature, is often in opposition to the body. This is the struggle of every human person. Because we have free will–we can choose.

Nietzsche struggled with many questions, and used his free will–a component of his soul, and part of his human spiritual make-up–to come up with his own wrong answer about a living God, only because that living God gave him the freedom to choose.

We have the same freedom as Nietzsche, and many other God-despisers like him, because despite what they say, they have inherited spiritualty from God.

When we make personal, even political, decisions, are we helping to dig those societal graves that want to bury God, too?

Well, it cannot be done without burying ourselves–we are part of Him.


Posted: October 11, 2016 in World On The Edge

Translating a World on the Edge

davi-1529186_1280Who won Sunday night’s debate? Who won the debate between the American people and the goliath of a huge, self-serving political machine?

The media, backed by Democrats, will do everything they can to make you think that Hillary Clinton won.

Well, it wasn’t Hillary Clinton. It was the American people who won!

…It was a win for the families who worry about their future as taxes, insurance, the cost of living, and our national debt skyrocket.

…It was a win for the factory workers who watched their jobs ship off to Mexico and China.

…It was a win for the police officers who put their lives in harm’s way every single day.

…It was a win for our brave veterans who deserve the treatment they earned.

…It was a win for the American citizens who’ve seen the interests of other nations put above our own.

…It was a win for human…

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