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Monday Morning — View from the World


Today I am introducing a new category to my blog, “Monday Morning — View from the World.”  The idea is to pause for a moment–and realize that other nations in our world are doing some things right, maybe even better that we in the U.S. are (which irks me to admit but encourages me nonetheless).

Mt blog thesis, of course, is that we can be happy (or at least “happier”) if we put forth effort to do so.  And it seems that Denmark, for a wide variety of reasons, is doing just that–making strides to ensure that its people are moving toward happiness.  Dr. Sanjya Gupta and CNN recently went on a trek to analyze why the Danes as so joyous.  If you have a moment, take a look at the video link below and see what you think.



What DO you think?  Could we learn from the Danes?  Or not?


Sunday Morning Quote (7/20/14)


“Hey, Gunther. You up for another glow stick castle?”

— Jarrett Bellini, CNN

Below is a link to one of the funniest articles I’ve read in a while — “Apparently This Matters: Facebook Bracelets.”

Read the article here.


Follow-Up on “A Father’s Love for His Son” Post


Color Heart

A couple of weeks ago I published a somewhat controversial post entitled “A Father’s Love for His Son” about a Methodist minister who conducted a wedding for his son … his gay son.  And found himself in big trouble with his church and denomination for his actions.

Read the original post here.

Below are son Tim and dad, the Rev. Frank Schaefer.


The ruling for his actions came out this week:  Guilty on two counts but only suspended … unless he breaks the rules again, and then he will be defrocked.

Read the CNN story here.


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