Category Archives: Current Affairs

Vote

Do you vote?

I belong to that generation (Boomers, Busters, whatever you want to call us) that shows up to vote. I vote in every election. I vote early because I do not like lines but if I have to wait in line to vote, I will wait in line to vote.

President to dog catcher, I do not care. Tell me I can vote and see if I do not find a way to get to the poll. I love showing up at the polling place, showing an ID and I ADORE  getting a ballot to mark as I please. I like completing the ballot. I check it over to make sure I voted as I intended. And I really like putting the completed ballot in the ballot box.

My generation likes voting.

We may be the last one.

In the last midterms (Senate, Congress, Governors) less than 14% of millenials turned out to vote. Last week I found myself wondering how many of the protesters in Washington DC (either side of the aisle) turned out to vote. Age profiling would indicate, if you are looking at a younger protester, you are probably not looking at a voter.

I don’t know how many of the Protesters were paid, either, but chances are there were more than a few. The distressing scenes were just too beautifully choreographed to have been spontaneous.

I think it is time we got back to voting. My decrepit, grey  haired generation will see you at the poll. It is time younger people decided to go with us.

A Tired Walker, a Hot Day, A Dirt Road

He was bent or so it looked to me. He was old or so it seemed to me. I passed him easily. I was young. He looked down at the dirt road. He did not look up at me even after I got by him. I know he did not look at me even after… Continue Reading

To Write

  The first time I write a piece I draw it from my heart. The heart part, the first, that’s the real piece. If that is enough, the piece you write, the first one, from your heart, it will leave you alone. The first piece will not call out to you at night. You may… Continue Reading

The Necessity of the Christ for a Good Life

On Resurrection Sunday a few years ago, numerous pastors of churches in a fading mainline American denomination rose to deny Jesus. The statement dozens of these heretics had agreed upon was spoken as in unison. They said, “Jesus, called the Christ, if he ever actually existed, was certainly not the  divine Son of God and… Continue Reading

Prayers for Peace: Friday, June 8, 2018

The recent events in the Conservative Resurgence version of the Southern Baptist Convention caused various persons who remember me from the old days to reach out for some thoughts from me. It is true I fought early and hard for the now long dead SBC, but those days are long behind me. For continued thoughts… Continue Reading

Writer’s Note II-On the Sabbath Day (Christian)-Discrimen

I am writing in this space about Jesus, whom I call the Christ. His name is part name, part title, as are most of our names, if we know them. If we do not know the title that is our name, no matter. we seek titles to put before and after our names, cluttering our… Continue Reading

Perfect Villian, Post Two

Months ago I promised a second post to the one just previous to this one. I promised it “tomorrow.” Months ago. My tomorrows almost never get here.   The Perfect Villain, Post Two Long, long ago, before the word villain meant evil, or enemy, it meant ordinary. Plainness was villainy. Commonness implied evil, denoted the… Continue Reading

A Perfect Villain

A Perfect Villain by Rick Davis Day One     The trap most certain to catch and hold us is one we set for ourselves. Current American culture with its hodgepodge of Traditionalists, Moderns and Whatever Comes After (including Gen-Xers, Millenials, et al) may soon complete its trade-off from a society with some agreement on… Continue Reading