All posts by Tex

2. Mulling on Mulberries

A continuation of my response to the questions raised by GT. Links at the bottom of this post. 2. What is the significance of disagreement (among thoughtful, sincere, intelligent, well-informed people) about some issue? What should one conclude upon having...

/ December 4, 2005

ID the Missing Link?

Intelligent design may be the missing link to restoring relations between the Muslim world and the West. So argues Mr. Akyol in an exciting and, no doubt, provocative essay. Here’s a preview: That “revolutionized worldview” — in which God is...

/ December 2, 2005

1. Mulberry Pickin's

The questions raised by GT (is blog11 to be unveiled in the near future, by the way?) in response to my previous post were very relevant and thoughtful and each one seems to get at some aspect of the puzzle...

/ November 29, 2005

Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush

In my seemingly endless (perhaps only circular) search for knowledge about knowledge, I have come to realize that one question more than any other continues to present itself. I think the answer to this question may turn out to be...

/ November 20, 2005

The Dream Revealed

Last evening I stood before 75 to 100 of my peers while my flight commander announced what my next training aircraft would be. It came as no surprise to me to learn that I had indeed landed a spot with...

/ November 17, 2005

Intolerant Tolerance Revisited

A few weeks ago, I offered some thoughts on the rabid dogma of tolerance in the Air Force and America generally. The flurry of comments on my post have driven me to continue delving into this question: “What is the...

/ November 15, 2005

The Dream

On a personal note, I will be submitting my pilot dream sheet by the end of the week. What is a dream sheet, you ask? It is the means by which my voice is not completely lost in the Air...

/ November 7, 2005

Tolerance: the Way, the Truth, and the Air Force Life

A friend of mine pointed out Col. Holden’s commentary on the Air Force Academy’s struggle with religious freedom and tolerance. I really wasn’t surprised to read this opinion as it also happens to be the prevailing view in our society...

/ November 6, 2005

Artist as Narrator

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is currently exhibiting 19th century narrative art from England and France. I spent my Saturday afternoon wandering from one painting to another, entertaining myself by trying to figure out the story being presented in...

/ October 30, 2005

Dies Irae: The Place of Fear in Verdi's Requiem

Last evening the Canterbury Choral Society gave a laudable performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. The weighty lyrics were expertly matched with a full-bodied performance of the soul-shaking music. Verdi was a king of operatic composition,...

/ October 23, 2005