February, 2021 Dear Mr. Falsey, I was quite pleased to hear you were running to be mayor.  I saw you in last spring’s COVID noon-time video updates, and saw a smart, rational, and well-spoken public servant.  Also, our son in Parks & Rec speaks highly of you, so you’re probably at least getting one […]

The refrigerator that wanted to be a microwave. From the same factory somewhere in South Korea came refrigerators and microwaves for domestic home use.  These were also very smart refrigerators and microwave ovens.  So were the engineers and software specialists.  Another of the company factories made little chip computers to manage the operations of the […]

Merry Christmas 2020 from Mary & Jim What can one possibly say about this year, a year which has been discussed in minute aspects by everyone with an opinion? Was it “new under the sun?”  “Not so”, thinks I.  Yet, is the conjunction of events, like Jupiter and Saturn on 12/21, and all in the […]

Maybe not within my life—I’m 73—but if you are younger than fifty, I expect that you will see the last production gasoline internal-combustion powered auto. So, thinks I, what will we be missing? I was a child right after World War II. V8 motors were coming in. I remember my dad pulling into the driveway […]

So really. How would Jesus vote? It’s less than a year away. So if He’s born in a week or so, next November He’ll not yet be a year, and not eligible yet to vote. After four and a half years of retirement, I haven’t been bored yet. I’m not realizing everything—being all that I […]

Have we ever taken seriously the question, “Why can’t Christmas last all year long?” Is it just how people’s psyches or souls are built, or is it some practical reason, or—who knows? The news; Gigi’s family finally after three years of effort, moving to Boise and back to Anchorage, bought a house on Maui and […]

(godspeedtheprophet.blog has the audio for both books) So you’re one of the people who reads prefaces. For most of my reading life, I’m sure I read less than half of any books’ prefaces. That changed. The preface is an opportunity to get a very small grasp on the author’s perspective, hope for the book, and […]

To you this Christmas 2017, from Mary and Jim People say “How can things possibly get worse?” or “The end is coming” or “The sky is falling”. People questioned Jesus how we would know that the end is upon us. Do you think this more relevant today than a year ago? Is your heart disquieted? […]

Merry Christmas 2016 from Mary & Jim WWJW? We celebrate His birthday; what would Jesus want? “Toy soldiers, all in line”? He’s left some hints. “Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12). “ … whoever would be great among you must be your servant” (Matthew 20:26). “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly […]

“Wars and rumors of wars” … The pope said that Christmas this year is a charade. Are these the “end times”? Will the ISholes bring about Armageddon? I cannot say that the happenings within the smaller world I inhabit are of such apocalyptic consequence. Gigi and Eric sold their house four miles from us, and, […]