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Beau Biden’s Public Services

The Vice President’s office has just released the following details about Beau Biden’s funeral arrangements: Later this week, there will be services to honor the life of Beau Biden. These services will be open to the public. On Thursday, Beau will lie in honor at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. On Friday, there will be a viewing at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Wilmington, Delaware between 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET and 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET. On Saturday at 10:30 AM ET, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Wilmington, Delaware. President Obama will deliver a eulogy in honor of Beau Biden at this mass.

Thanks to the Dover Post for this information.

Merry Christmas, Delaware

My Friends, I pray that you have a blessed and Merry Christmas! Christmas is special to me because it shows me that GOD is willing to reach over the great divide of our making to meet us where we are.  All we have to do is be ready to listen.  The shepherds, the wise men, Simeon, Anna, Elizabeth, and of course Mary and Joseph received the great revelation of the ages during their normal lives, but they stopped and paid attention then acted upon it.  GOD is reaching out to all of us if we will pay attention that one Word will change our lives. Christmas reminds us that GOD loves us enough to meet us where we are, but loves us too much to leave us there.   Read more

Just Because I Feel Like It

I happen to notice that none of my friends on Facebook except my insightful daughter and my niece "liked" Colbie Caillat's page. That of course is an unbelievable oversight. Colbie is the melodic voice of modern romantic folk music. Her music emphasizes traditional values like love, romance, loyalty, marriage, and family. Yes, I am a fan. I just wanted to share a little Colbie Caillat with my friends. Hopefully, you will do the same. The more people who realize the bubbly feeling that comes once you tell them (I Never Told You) that you love them, we will have more people looking to say "I Do". The pop culture we encourage is the society we will have. Read more

Annual Virtual Food Drive

I will keep a fine annual tradition alive.  It is time for the Delaware Politics Annual Virtual Food Drive to help the food bank of Delaware. Please do what you can. U-6 is the only reason that you need. Demand for the food bank and Angel Food Ministries (future post) has multiplied. People are trying to keep their mortgage and bills up on half of their income. Something has to give. This Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah season is the not the time for people to be stuck with beans, rice, and potatoes. Thank you. May GOD bless your generosity. Remember even $5 provides 22 meals.

The Emmy Awards

There is no question that the winners deserved recognition in the Emmy Awards.  While some cable shows broke into the nominations and one FX show even won, it is still biased to network shows.  There is not a Kanye West moment coming.   I will not say someone didn't deserve the award.  Though I would have loved to have Mr. West go up will Mr. Baldwin was speaking and say you are a pig , sir.  It might help him bond with his daughter.  I do think that some shows are often over looked. Call this the DP emmys. Was not the best dramatic series ever shown the new Battlestar? Icarly's "i go to japan" was the best comedy of the year. I find that family programs are often over looked. Maybe it is because the networks don't put a lot of effort in many of them. They are designed to appeal to 7 and under and have artistry to match. There are exceptions and they should be recognized especially Read more

Flu Prep

Your state government wants you to be prepared for the flu season especially with the possibility of two strains floating around at the time. Officials urged Delawareans to take common-sense steps, such as washing their hands and covering the mouths when coughing, to prevent contraction and spread of the flu. Delawareans are also urged to stay home from work or school when sick. The Division of Public is preparing to have additional flu clinics open this season to provide traditional flu vaccines as well as targeted vaccines from H1N1, and will be working with medical providers schools to increase the public’s awareness. “By staying informed, and by being vaccinated if you are so advised, you will help protect the health of our entire state,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health. Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery said the Department is Read more

Cry Out America

A Prayer meeting will be held at Noon on September 11 in both Kent and New Castle Counties. See the events page for details. CRY OUT AMERICA, NATIONWIDE PRAYER GATHERING When: September 11, 2009 Where: Kent County Courthouse (State Street on the Green) Dover, Delaware Time: Twelve Noon to 1:00PM Local Time What: Prayer gathering; focused prayer for community, friends and family and for the spiritual condition of our nation,\/

Thank you

To all of the people who have sent emails or texts wishing me a happy birthday, I offer my thanks. It has been an interesting time. I often speak of GOD’s timing. I have another example of it. I have had to contend with an Identity Theft situation, but thanks to a program which I just activated yesterday but signed up for earlier in the month. Everything will be taken care of and the money was stuck back in our account within hours. A fraud alert has been activated. The incident actually occurred a couple of days ago, but did not show up then. I wish that I had the monitoring activated then, but it turned out not to be much of a problem. It could have been a huge problem, but it is not. Everyone should take a small 10 or 12 dollar investment and protect themselves. I am glad that I did. Sorry for the lack of a post, but tune back in. I have been a little busy.

New Grandfather

Last Monday, July 13, my daughter and her husband enjoyed the birth of their firstborn, a son. My wife and I welcomed our first grandchild. We were all very happy. I wish I could describe my feelings at the moment I first saw him, even the first time I held him. Maybe the only way to describe those feelings is in one word: “wow”. I had planned to say something when I first held him, a blessing over him, but I could barely speak.

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Join with me in our joy.

What is on your summer reading list?

Some of the best books that I find are recommendations of others.  I will share mine if you share yours. My Summer reading has included Biographies. Condi: The Life of a Steel Magnolia by Mary Beth Brown, One Soldier’s story a Memoir. It has on its list The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the fall of Communism. In philosophy, I am currently reading Anthony Flew’s There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. I am also finishing the 8th Habit by Steven Covey.  I also read the fiction classic Executive Decision by Tom Clancy. Linux in 24 hours also graced my attention. What sparkes your interest?

Why Shouldn’t there be a charge?

The Jackson family seems to have backed off of charging for tickets at the Michael Jackson memorial at the Staples Center. They were only charging for the public spectators and making it a nominal fee of $25 which would cover the expenses incurred. I hate to blunt, but if the public wants to come to the event, why should the family pay for it? This post is not about the Jacksons. It is about the larger question. Is imposition a right now? Having tickets helps security by screening out the trouble makers. It allows tickets to be used to prevent a mob at the gates on the day of the event. There has to be a way to limit the numbers or even the Staple Center will not be large enough. Considering some past riots in the area including recent disturbances with the Laker Victory, that is reasonable. The public coming did not know the man. They are coming to celebrate the show man so why Read more

Happy Resurrection Day

How Great Thou Art Today is a special day for those of us who believe in the Living God who cares about humanity in a personal way and not some mystical "Sky Daddy". That understanding informs all of life. His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI gave us a clarion call to escape the desert of godlessness which is infecting much of western civilization. He reminded us that we when we refuse to submit to the values which bound us together that we see the brutality that humanity descends into. It is truly a desert of godlessness. I have seen better. I have seen the transformed lives brought about by the connection of the human spirit with the Spirit of God. I never tire of seeing people who are left empty and broken by secularism or its pale companion of liberal religiosity find true fulfillment and faith. I can't even number the drug addicts freed. The alcoholics delivered. The broken Read more

Christmas Matters Pt. 1

UPDATE: A breaking poll says 66% of Americans regard Christmas as one of the most important holidays. I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our readers. No ,this will not be a post bashing people who celebrate some other holiday or wish people Happy Holidays though according to Rasmussen Happy Holidays is falling in to displeasure. 23% of people find the term offensive and only 19% use it. Personally, I am a name that holiday type of guy. Our church just helped sponsor a tribute to Hanukah for a senior facility and also a Christmas celebration. I was involved with both. I fully support tolerance and even embracing our varied traditions. I think that should include my own and that of 85% of Americans. To me, tolerance is a two way street. I think some in this country are forgetting that concept. I do wonder though if when it comes to celebrating the birth of arguably the greatest Read more

Wow…Freaking Wow Wow Wow. Did I Say Wow?

As a “Greater-“Middletownian, I don’t know what to say beyond, “Freaking Wow.  I am freaking impressed.  Holy Freaking Wow!” Git your 80’s hat and early 90’s party personna revved…and maybe your favorite John Waters’ lines of all-time rehearsed! Middletown, people!  Freaking WOW!  Read this! What’s disappointing is, if they waited just a couple more weeks, John Waters could have served as a judge at the Peach Festival.  That would have been worth at least two more “Freaking Wows!”